... on the beaches, in the desert, among the stars - wherever you want, dear Swaggie
And he sang as he watched and waited till his billy boiled.
And she waltzed ~~~~ and waltzed ~~~~ and kept on waltzing ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~, leaving the old man sitting beside the fire. With that much waltzing even the Australian Outback won't have horizons big enough to contain her!
But her voice could be heard,
as she waltzed beyond the horizon,
"You'll come a waltzing, m'darlin' with me."
Waltzing Matilda, Waltzing Matilda,
Who'll come a waltzing Matilda with me?
And her voice may be heard, as she waltzed beyond the horizon,
She waltzed down the horizon,
and waltzing she returned
"where is my Swaggieman,
the one for whom I yearn?"
Sat down by the fireside
leaned towards his shoulder
listened to his tales of wide
and asked him just to hold her...
The sun came and they went waltzing
waltzing along the shore
Swaggieman and Matilda
no strangers any more.
Who'll come a-waltzing, my Swaggieman,
who'll cme a-waltzing m'darin with me?
Waltzing and carrying a bag of tales,
waltzing, my Swaggieman, with me.
I just hope that you never stop waltzing, dear Matilda. ~~~ ~~~ ~~~
With this high quality verse in English, I cannot imagine what you might pen in your passionate Spanish or in your elegant Deutsch!
Language is just a shape, hiding or revealing contents my dear Ian ~ understanding does not depend on language ~ but thank you for appreciating my rudimentary English, feels good, I must admit. And, BTW, I promise to never stop waltzing ~ as long as my Swaggieman waltzes with me ~ Matilda ~~~~
Right now, dear Maja, I am surrounded by the language of children expressed as art. The children of North Bali have prepared images of peace and conflict and I am impressed by their insights and hope. Eventually on return to base I will have to post some of their work on the Peacebuilders www.site for your comment and appreciation.
Special greetings from Bali,
Children are the greatest treasure on earth, lucky you! Hope you can give them hope and strength and inspire them to become truly human - great job you are doing. Proud share this with you dear Ian.
It was more a case of the children giving me hope and strength and inspiration!! But your encouragement is special to me. When I left North Bali I was given a document that establishes a Cinta (Love) Center in North Bali for the purpose of building peace, reducing violence and transforming conflicts. Those creating the centre are my former students, and I am so proud of them and what they are doing.
More another time.
Collecting the harvest dear Ian ~ must be a wonderful feeling after having tought for so many years ~ really proud of you ~ good luck in Medan.
Exactly... Maja. Just as you must have been feeling in your recent closure and in the new invitation. I trust you feel the appreciation of your recent students as you move on into a new opportunity to inspire.
Its a strange moment in my life Ian ~ as if the earth held her breath ~ but the prospects are promisiing, and I am most thankful for this new beginning ~ will try to learn and to appreciate it. Thank you for being there...
Thank you Maja for sharing your thoughts and changes and love with me. Take that waltz step with you as you go.
Good wide view full of content village scene.(Like5)
Thanks very much, Bob. Portion of this photo was used on the cover of one of my books on Settlement Patterns and Processes. But better than that, are the memories of the warm welcome I and my family received from the residents of the village.
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Photo taken in Rüber, Germany
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