Pause a Minute with Daphne Taylor
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by Daphne Saxby Taylor
Description: 'Thoughts to lift your spirit'--'cause you to question yourself'--'to reassure you of purpose in life and your place in it'. These are all descriptions of this challenging collection of thoughts, individually and collectively. Written for the general public, "Pause A Minute" (previously known as "Thoughts to Ponder") are stimulated by everyday, ordinary happenings, which give rise to deeper contemplation. Originally presented as Radio Spots on Australian Regional Radio, and subsequently published in regional newspaper, the response from the listening or reading public has been the same--"Keep them coming", "People need that uplift", "These thoughts help me face the day", "They are so down to earth." Here for the first time this collection of fifty two 'Thoughts' is presented in Electronic form.
eBook Publisher: Writers Exchange E-Publishing,
eBookwise Release Date: May 2005
Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [48 KB]
Reading time: 27-38 min.
I have here used the Australian Grass Tree as background for these 'Pause a Minute' thoughts. There are so many growing on "Tarkarendi", especially in inaccessible places. Each season I watch them and am fascinated by them and the life lessons they can be seen to exemplify.
They certainly do not rush in their growing. They have great resilience in their own environment, in good seasons or in bad.
When fire attacks, they erupt into furious fireworks--a veritable kaleidoscope of sparks--as the flame catches the long, cylindrical leaves.
But when the fire passes, leaving blackened trunks, they recover--in the Spring, again sending up the tight cluster of spikes, which as Summer unfolds, separate, to form a perfect shimmering sphere, glowing in the Summer sun. Brushed by animals, buffeted by wind, the leaves return to their appointed place in the sphere.
In good times of your life, may you glow where you are; when storms of life attack, may you return to your 'place' and in the longevity of years, may you endure, scarred but upright, like the Grass Tree.