Sunday Stills the Next Challenge: Circles

In this short movie there are three distinct circles. The most obvious being the carpet on the floor of the room. The circles were such a stand out feature that the minute I saw the prompt I thought of the room. However I discovered that all my photos were in reality parts of video clips.

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

On watching the video clip the didgeridoo which is the world’s oldest instrument (40,000 years) originating from Arnhem Land in the Northern territory. This amazingly versatile wind instrument is played with what is called circular breathing. This type of breathing allows you both breathe in whilst blowing out the air and entails having/learning the ability to breathe in through your nose whilst blowing out through your mouth.

The last circle is the sun on the aboriginal flag lining the back of the room.

This has been prepared for Ed’s Sunday Stills Challenge

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. Commenced a masters by research in 2014.
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4 Responses to Sunday Stills the Next Challenge: Circles

  1. Charli Mills says:

    Like the carpet, but love the didgeridoo! Playing it is similar to throat singing that the Inuit do. It’s amazing vocalization with that same kind of circular breathing.

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  2. Great post, so interesting Irene.

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