Continuous

© irene waters 2013

© irene waters 2013

“Chance. It weaves through our lives like a golden thread, sometimes knotting, tangling, and breaking along the way. Loose threads are left hanging, but the in and out, the back and forth continues, the weaving goes on. It doesn’t stop.” 

Mary E. Pearson, The Miles Between

About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. I followed this by doing a Master of Arts by research graduating in 2017. Now I live to write and write to live.
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9 Responses to Continuous

  1. yarnspinnerr says:

    Chance – such an important factor in all things continuous.

    This made me introspect …… a mere chance that we were even conceived and on to our interactions here.
    A great post and a very unique pic. 🙂

    Like

  2. Pingback: Ese’s Shoot and Quote Challenge: Continuous | unexpectedincommonhours

  3. Ese' s Voice says:

    Your take on the prompt is really original and beautiful – the photo, the quote and the thoughts behind that keep lingering in the back of my mind…
    Happy New Year!

    Like

  4. Amy says:

    Perfect for the theme! Love the quote and photo.

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  5. Thank you for those kind words. I’m glad you enjoyed it as much as I did preparing it.

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