Ese’s Weekly Shoot and Quote Challenge: Awakening

© irene waters 2014

© irene waters 2014

© irene waters 2014

© irene waters 2014

 

I entered the water as naked as when my mother bore me. When I first touched the cold water I felt a shudder go through me, then the shudder was transformed into a sensation of wakefulness.” 

Tayeb Salih, Season of Migration to the North

 

 

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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14 Responses to Ese’s Weekly Shoot and Quote Challenge: Awakening

  1. Jenni says:

    such a lovely interpretation of the prompt and choice of images.

    Like

  2. Noony says:

    I love that first photo…well, both really. They capture the essence of joy and freedom.

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  3. Awesome entry. 😀

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  4. M-R says:

    Couple of great images, Irene ! – such joy …

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  5. pixiejan says:

    Wonderful…yes I know that wee lad in the first pic..

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  6. juliecrombe says:

    Amazing first shot!

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