AD Hope (1907-2000) suggests in his poem Australia, that perhaps our barrenness and remoteness means we can grow something special here: a challenge to our survival and yet a proise of a better and more worthwhile life.
Listed: Feb 29, 2012
Saranda clicked on the screen but there was no message. She sighed iwth slight dissapointment as she loved to read about the little fishing community on the outskirt of Jakarta where Tri lived, but she knew that was not always easy for her to get ...―
∙ It didn't work out. It had been nearly three months what Jenny moved to Lisa's house and Saranda from time to time came to visit her and now she stayed there overnight. Her first sleep-over, she thought sleepily watching midday air still...―
∙ Opening the front door she could recognize Lisa's chatter and Mum's relaxed laughter. They have been sitting on the couch sipping Mum's black tea. And there was someone else, a squat girl about her age in a girlish bright outfit strolling...―
Saranda really missed Jack and Kathy. She hadn't seen them from the Citizenship ceremony. She only exchanged few words with Jack that evening. He was all fed up with George's nagging and worried about Kathy. She had no time to describe Kathy's...―
∙ Saranda would always remember the following week. Dad was on the verge of a ∙ nervous breakdown because of the threatening messages the College kept receiving. ∙ One morning while entering the college she and Dardon joined ...―
∙ During the recess Saranda asked Doha about her family. Doha was quiet for a long time slowly eating her fruitcake. Saranda watched the boys lining up at the canteen, elbowing each other to get order first, as though it really mattered....―
∙ That night Dad woke them up with urgent shouting: "America is under attack!" ∙ Saranda wriggled in her bed and half conscously she could recognize Victor's crying and Dardon's ∙ quick footsteps along the corridor approaching...―
One day Dad called them to his Study and presented proudly a letter with Australian emblem. Saranda ∙ looked at the letter an drecognied the heading: 'Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs.' ∙ She vaguely remembered a ...―
The next day Saranda put the note from the ponytail girl next to her treasured letter from her dead cousins and sighed deeply. She felt extremely lonely on this windy Monday morning. Foundation Day, ste repeated quietly for herself. In spite of ...―
Saranda looked at it in a shock. She was scared to open it, fearing of bad news about more deaths of people she knew. ∙ Mrs Hysa put the arm around her shoulders: "Take a time to read it and be happy for yourself that you escaped that ...―
∙ Saranda was relieved that Mrs Hysa had decided to stay with them until George, Dad Dardon come back. Mum seemed to be better with her around. ∙ "Mum, could I go on Dad's computer to do my homework?" she enquired in the living room,...―
∙ The first light had barely brightened the window of their bedroom. It seemed to Saranda that she had ∙ only just fallen asleep when the noise outside her window woke her. She waved Jack through the window and sleepily put her long...―
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