A Few Words in November: Thursday’s Special


© irene waters 2016 (jaunty)

Add that swagger to your walk


© irene waters 2016 (whiff)

No matter how on the nose life might be


© irene waters 2016 (ascending)

keep climbing upwards, ever upwards


© irene waters 2016 (luminosity)

until we reach that glowing lustrous state, other worldy


© irene waters 2016 (idleness)

but this state cannot be reached by lying around, doing nothing


© irene waters 2016 (luminosity)

Peace will only come with hard work and lots and lots of goodwill.

In Response to Paula’s Thursday’s Special

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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13 Responses to A Few Words in November: Thursday’s Special

  1. Great advice today, lets hope the powers that be heed your words and pictures. :o)

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  3. Paula says:

    You should see me smiling now 🙂 What a way to come through, Irene. Whiff is a beauty, but all are dear to me.

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  4. restlessjo says:

    We certainly can use a big dollop of goodwill, Irene. Thanks for the smiles 🙂

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  5. Peace will only come with hard work and lots and lots of goodwill.
    Thank you for writing this, Irene. I am still reeling from the last few days in the US so your heartfelt comment is a kind way to begin the day.

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  6. Charli Mills says:

    Working with goodwill! Thanks for this uplifting message in words and photos

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Sherri says:

    Gorgeous – photos and words… ❤

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