"All journeys, be they imaginative or geographic,
are made sense of
through a person's ability
to create his life like a peice of art."
Journey to Melville Primary School 1966
1.The act of traveling from one place to another; a trip.
2.A process or
course likened to traveling; a passage: the journey of life.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language,
copyright © 1992)
Journey into an Afghan refugee camp on the Afghanistan/Pakistan border
Journey up the mast as crew on the square-rigged Leeuwin
Journey to the waterfall that wasn't supposed to be ... (Northern Queensland
Journey inside Algeria, 1981.
Journey into ....
A sky full of billowing cumulus clouds. A tiny, black cloaked figure. Face
hidden. A dark turbulent ocean. Bleak and ominous. But the figure seems
undaunted; its concentration fixed hard on something. Was he looking for
something out on the far horizon of the ocean? A ship that might have been
wrecked by the storms that threatened this gloomy landscape eternally? One thing
was sure; this was the end of the earth. Either the last place on earth, or the
apocalypse at the end of time. Or just The End. Any kind of End will do. Still,
I can't take my eyes off the figure, watching and waiting for a clue ...
Slowly I become aware that a tiny yellow leaf has appeared in the clouds and
another on the back of my hand. I look up and see the giant poinciana tree
above, and the little black and red birds hopping around its branches. Beyond
the tree the sky is blue and clear, indicating the end of the monsoon and the
beginning of the most comfortable season in India. I glance back at the cover of
the book I'd found earlier in the hotel room, and brush the leaf away. In
contrast to the picture on the front-cover, my surrounding are anything but
bleak. Colourful flowering trees shelter the ten or so acres of private paradise
in lush gardens with marble pyramid buildings. I was back at my ashram again.
And it felt great ...