Dance of 1000 Hands – BEAUTIFUL

Dance of 1000 Hands – BEAUTIFUL

Read the paragraph below FIRST before you watch the video (& turn-on speakers)
There is an awesome dance, called the Thousand-Hand Guanyin, which is making the rounds across the net. Considering the tight coordination required, their accomplishment is nothing short of amazing, even if they were not all deaf.

Yes, you read correctly. All 63 of the dancers are complete deaf-mutes. Relying only on signals from trainers at the four corners of the stage, these extraordinary dancers deliver a visual spectacle that is at once intricate and stirring. Its first major international debut was in Athens at the closing ceremonies for the 2004 Paralympics.

Imagine finding 63 deaf-mute girls that principally look alike i.e. have the same height and body build…

But it had long been in the repertoire of the Chinese Disabled People’s Performing Art Troupe and had traveled to more than 40 countries.  Its lead dancer is 29 year old Tai Lihua, who has a BA from the Hubei Fine Arts Institute. The video was recorded in Beijing during the Spring Festival this year.

Believe Me

Of Demons And Daydreams

Believe me darling, we’re all okay. We’re made of shattered glasses and broken dreams with words written over and over again till they lose all meaning. They call us the broken and the damaged, but darling, we’re all okay.

There’s a past written on our skylines that they can’t quite read, too focused on the skyrises that speak of only our lack of symmetry. They don’t know that this is what makes us so unique. All bumpy and lopsided and with dilapidated buildings in our pores, exposing the sour truth of our pain forsaken lives.

We’re a city of thought. Our streets wind through gold mines of love lost and hope forgotten; they make a path of situational progress and lack of choice. They think these streets lead nowhere, but they’re wrong.

They tie together all the shops and houses of our memories; a road map of every emotion ever…

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Love things like this, I’ll send it to my wife’s site,


Picture by Arthur Rackham.arthur rackham 02Awkward though it was the information was out, although only a trickle the secret must remain. The plotters stood discussing their next move to remain aloof and inconspicuous. Tree veins were vital to entering the unknown and if this get’s out catastrophe could be unleashed on the unknowledgeable.. For only the knowledgeable could handle such treasure, the chosen to do so. Who has left such a note they thought.. The mind boggled has to how and why this could of happened.

“We need to clear this up” Grable the important black crow squawked. “We can’t let this get out” he croaked sternly to his accomplishers Frank the professor and Edge the run around mouse whom usually did all the leg work. Indeed, if people realized that the veins of the old oak tree were entrances to the catacombs of fantasy the world as we know it…

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2016-02-14: What I’ve seen this week

Great photos of a wonderful space.

Jennifer Sawicky Photography

I managed to get out shooting yesterday with a few people from the photography group I belong to.  I went without expectations, only with the hope of putting the Tamron through it’s paces, as it is finally back from its second trip to service (and I must say, it seems to be focusing better than when I bought it, so fingers crossed the issues are resolved).  I also took out my new camera, a Panasonic FZ1000, to start learning how to use it, and again, so far so good (and SO lightweight!!!).

I’ve not had much time for editing, so I will post a few now, and a few more photos through the week.

Have a great week everyone 🙂

20160214_What I've seen this week-6 Old man’s beard and other assorted lichens decorate the branches.

20160214_What I've seen this week-4 The flowers of last summer long ago spent.

20160214_What I've seen this week-3 From the ground up…

20160214_What I've seen this week The blue sky didn’t last long…

20160214_What I've seen this week-5 A birth…

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Australia Day 26th January 2016

Here is my first entry in some time made possible by WordPress desktop App.


Lunch and Danieli’s in the Clock Tower


Most of the photos in the gallery below were taken in 2003 by  Andrew, myself, or a day Carer back when Old Sydney Town was still open. There are a few taken there of us in the stocks and in the bullocky yard and of Andrew taking part in the street theatre. It was back when I was getting Respite hours from ER&R and on this particular day I think we had banked some hours so that we could take the trip and had got permission for Andrew to come too.

Many of these were  taken by Carers while on Respite hours, the remainder by Andrew and I on our days out.

There is one place I really would like to revisit and that is the Symbio Wildlife Park, I have checked and it is wheelchair accessible and so accommodates my current method of transport, though I doubt I shall never see the inside of the Ferris wheel at Olympic Park during the Easter Show again.

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