Water is fluid, soft, and yielding. But water will wear away rock, which is rigid and cannot yield. As a rule, whatever is fluid, soft, and yielding will overcome whatever is rigid and hard. This is another paradox: what is soft is strong
The last week has been very quiet. P:-) and I spent a quiet weekend at home.
On Tuesday I visited Centrelink, the Australian agency that deals with welfare payments. I am being made redundant at the end of the year and I went to find out my entitlements if I don't manage to find another job. They were quite bleak. I have to live on my redundancy payout first and then I will receive $489.80 per fortnight until I find another job.
The small school I teach at is being closed down and the buildings used to set up a similar school under a different umbrella organization.
|The small school where I teach.|
I have applied for a job in the new school but the wheels are grinding exceedingly slow. I am still waiting to hear about an interview, after sending in an application in May.
I bought these pretty polyanthus for a science experiment at school.
We have no science equipment or facilities at school, so we do very basic science. This was an experiment on the needs of plants - light, water, soil. We have a control plant that gets everything and then 3 other plants which are deprived of one of the needs.
I have been commenting on some of the blogs that I read, and one that I really love is In My Wild Eden. I don't know that name of the blogger although I feel I know her very well through her beautiful poetry. She writes short, graphic, evocative poems - usually just a few lines - but they are always full of intense imagery. Beautiful photographs accompany each poem.
And as an introduction to her blog she writes :
I was born to walk country roads and to gaze into vintage skies.
Click here to read about these recycled fish sculptures.