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On a ‘charity’ role . . .

Sunflower Smile

On a roll within the roles I ‘play’ every day . . .

Found this ‘Draft’ started last September and left incomplete!  The title refers to my involvement in 2 local charities: The Cardiac Challenge (I drove the support vehicle for my partner who rode a bicycle from Cairns to Cooktown over 2.5 days); and in November, I performed in the play ‘Calendar Girls’, and was photographed for and helped sell about 1000,  2013 Calendars to raise funds for a local cancer support group and our own community theatre group.

The sunflower is a significant symbol in the play:

John, dying of cancer writes: “I don’t think there’s anything on this planet that more trumpets life than the sunflower. . . Not because it ‘looks like’ the sun.  Because it follows the sun.  During the course of the day, the head tracks the journey of the sun across the sky.  A satellite dish for sunshine.”

The very successful extended season of play performances was a wonderful experience.  The company, camaraderie and subsequent connections have enriched my life.

It amounted to about a 3 month break from my TL studies – needed I think for a reinvigoration! Apart from the local TL Network gathering and ‘Year End’ function – to keep the connections firing.

Image: Personal collection.


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