Variations on a Theme: Weekly Photo Challenge


© irene waters 2018

In art we expect variations on a theme


© irene waters 2018

inspired perhaps by nature

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But even the ordinary is individual


© irene waters 2018

Despite their sameness

No two are exactly the same

but rather variations on a theme


© irene waters 2018

Perhaps if man accepted

Variations as the norm

Peace and harmony

Might invade the world.

In response to Weekly Photo 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. 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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8 Responses to Variations on a Theme: Weekly Photo Challenge

  1. calmkate says:

    great shots and wise words Irene 🙂

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  2. Wonderful thought, Irene. And the variations in nature remind me that even the lowliest of things are beautiful and unique.

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  3. macmsue says:

    The weavings are beautiful and your entire collection of variations very interesting.

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