"The couple had said that if either one of them cheated on the other, he or she would have to die,"
Working working. Today i had a little time to stop. A sleep in. It's been so long!

I live across the road from a duck pond. It had families of ducks in it all last year, before it was emptied due to drought. Native ducks and English ducks. Huddled on man made rocky knobs. Families would come and feed the ducks bread during day, little faces lighting up with the delight of watching a duck snatch bread from the water, shaking it dry and gobbling it down.

In the late evening, whilest in bed at around 11pm i used to hear the 'goodnight call' a stern QUACK quackquaquaquaacck. If you see me ask for a demonstration, it was delightful.

Alas, at the end of summer the pond was empty, and i had a 'catcher in rye' taxi driver moment, where do the ducks go when the pond is empty?

During this winter the rain filled the pond slightly and to my delight a pair of ducks returned to the pond. Last week the water in the pond had a turn and was filled with algae. This happened overnight. It was emptied by the park, I guess.

Today whilst walking to my tram, i saw a mother duck and two little ducklings. Traversing the grass. Two little balls of fluffy feathers, tiny wings, huddled under the mothers rear. Sticking close to the Lawn Bowles Club hedge.

I was delighted, then at once sad, I remembered there is no water in the pond. I ran through the possibilties... buckets from the laundry?

Today I am wishing for rain and pray that it will fill the pond. So, until the little ducklings can fly, they may learn to swim.

Tara Donovan, Untitled, Styrofoam Cups, Hot Glue, 2003 via this beautiful blog
he was heading for Germany to see his girlfriend
today is the first day in a long time where i feel in control,
like everything is going to be ok. good even.

the aftermath
moray st, new farm QLD
aug 2007

i awoke with the imprint of jewels on my back
bedroom, bowen cres.
august 2007

afternoon tea
thomana, carlton
feb 2005
im not going to say much for a while.
im just going to start to post some of my polaroids- new and old. they are all pretty special.
i hope you like them.