Friday, November 26, 2010

Thoughts on Writing While Traveling

Hello,

I am back from Australia and New Zealand.  Did I write on this trip?  No.  But I was thinking about writing the entire time.
What can I say?  Sometimes, it is good to step back, take time for reflection and think about where you are going from here. Thus, the reason (excuse) for not journaling. I did finish reading James Hollis' book, Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life: How to Finally, Really Grow Up.  For those who can handle Jungian psychology, it is definitely worth a read.  Perhaps, the most striking aspect of this book is that we can never escape our childhood . . . now it becomes  - how do we deal with it and move on? 

As for Down Under, it is an exotic land and one that has a rather checkered history, having its roots in the British penal colony system, as does New Zealand.  We pay thousands of dollars to tour countries that the British once viewed as fitting places to dump its criminals, many of whom were young children guilty of no more than stealing a hairbrush.  They were sent to Sydney after a six-month ocean crossing and subjected to harsh and unsanitary conditions in a place known as the Rocks, which these pictures depict.  I have also posted pictures of the South Pacific in New Zealand.




Back to writing.  The Women's Circle meets at 9 a.m. on Saturday Dec. 11 at Wellington Square Bookshop in Exton.  I am also pleased to announce that I am starting a read-around for men and women at Wolfgang Books, 237 Bridge Street, Phoenixville. Our first read-around at Wolfgang is 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 22 (Please note the change; originally I had Jan. 29.  I want to meet here on the fourth Saturday of every month).  More to come on that later.  Our read-arounds will also continue the second Saturday of the month at Wellington Square Bookshop. 

All the best,
Susan


 

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