Silent Sunday: Regeneration

© Regeneration

© irene waters 2015

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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8 Responses to Silent Sunday: Regeneration

  1. M-R says:

    Good morning, lamb ! – I don’t remember reading or hearing about your area getting burned …!

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  2. Much depth revealed in this photo. The burnt limbs, those like polished bone and bleeding twigs, and then the green down of new growth – an entire cycle of death and rebirth. Such promise.

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  3. Charli Mills says:

    There is hope in regeneration. Many of our conifers in Idaho actually need fire in order for their seeds to regenerate, so I’m looking forward to that green one day overcoming all the charred spaces.

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