Profile: Thursday’s Special

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The unfurled frond’s profile faces to the right

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whilst the gallivanting sea horses face both right and left, the outline of their rear end not differing greatly from their front end

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the camels patiently wait, their profiles also facing right

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Whilst the kangaroo faces right, the little boy, perhaps a trifle scared, faces left

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but the profiles of these left facing sea gulls unnerves me. The balance feels incorrect. Does this give me some weird psychological profile?

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. Commenced a masters by research in 2014.
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7 Responses to Profile: Thursday’s Special

  1. Paula says:

    I knew I could expect exotic from you and versatile, but never hoped to see this collection of sea horses. What a marvelous group. I only saw them in drawings so far :D. Thank you, Irene. I am smiling happily 🙂 🙂

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  3. restlessjo says:

    Seahorses and camels! Exotic 🙂 🙂

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  4. Irene, are you left-handed or right? I’m right handed and must force myself to orient subjects to face right. Left facing is more natural to me. If you’re a lefty, it may explain why you find the seagull unnerving.

    The seahorses are not at all so adorable when they’re all straight, are they? I’m surprised the parents of that little boy would let him get to close to the roo – I’ve heard they are very dangerous. Kinda like popping your kid on the back of a buffalo up here.

    Many years ago, my husband and I raced up Highway 5 in California. It’s the straightest and fastest route from Southern California where we live to Northern Cal. The land got flatter and flatter, drier and drier, and browner and browner. We passed an enormous herd of sheep, every single one of them facing EXACTLY the same direction as they were a massive chorus line. We weren’t sure why but it likely had to do with the sun’s direction. Still, to see every sheep in such rigid format was strange. And proved the rule.

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    • I too am right handed but perhaps rather than the hand it is whether we are right or left brained and the proportions of each that we are.
      I had not realised how many different varieties of sea horse there are. The traditional one we see standing on its tail is the most gorgeous shaped variety but of the ones I saw the most drab in colour. The others have a less interesting shape but the colours were spectacular. Kangaroos that are used to people are generally okay. Any wild animal is a different proposition and kangaroos are no exception. They jump and turn their hind legs into deboweling tools. Probably much as a grizzly does. Kangaroos are also known to box and males fighting for dominance will often do that. There are a few pubs (hotels) where the publican has a pet kangaroo trained to put on boxing gloves and ready to spa (a bit more gently) with customers. That would have been a good sight with the sheep. Wonder if cattle do it too.Perhaps we are all like sheep. LOL

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