Wednesday, March 07, 2012

in the wee small hours

I have made it to Melbourne after 36 hours of slogging through terminals and checkpoints.
it is the 7th of March 6am.

Time is elusive and has been since departure from Boston.
It is far easier to just "be" where you are rather than trying
to figure where you've been.
Travelling teaches wisdom.
Contrary to TSA/Australian web info, my scissors,
which I brought for work while here,
were confiscated. They took a pair which were less than 4" blades
and carefully stowed in my checked bags Thanks folks.
sign at Rose Street artist's market

Laptop is not accepting any of my external devices.
can't get wireless to work for the phone.
withdrawal symptoms setting in. eeeekkkk!
If I can't find help at a computer shop will have to just go with the
flow and live the way it used to be before all this electronic stuff was created.
Melbourne is a breezy place, feels like September in the Northern Hemisphere. 
It's very vibrant....stylish, current and friendly to this wayfarer.
Centre Place laneway
Serendipity was bestowed yesterday.
Having time to get familiar with the surrounds
I stumbled on a bustling food market.

As I wandered the aisles buying some groceries,
there was the one and only person and dear bud
in all of Australia I know standing back to me perusing.
An unrehearsed meeting. As it should be.
The human element is working just fine and the adventure I really came for has begun.
scissors shmissors


  1. grand to find your india there with the groceries! enjoy, enjoy!

    1. as it should be! sure is nice to be here.

  2. Scissors schmissors is right! Live the moment! x

  3. welcome to the wide brown land Nancy
    see you have suitable chocolate refreshments to welcome the day
    have fun wandering !

    1. thank you Roz....maybe we'll meet one of these days. we've been close

  4. and I see that you have discovered another Australian icon - Haighs - who needs wireless when you have chocolate - OK I admit wireless, familiar scissors and chocolate would be closer to perfect but.... have a wonderful time Jo (ex-Melbournite now living in Nelson, NZ)

    1. India is the chocolate cupid.
      Thank you Jo. Not being a city girl Melbourne is way more than I can manage but have slipped off a bit to the soft edges.

  5. Enjoy every moment! I spent a month in Australia when I was 19 and dream of returning!

    1. I will blow Australia a kiss for you!

  6. one of these daze we'll have to have a gathering somewhere so all these skinsisters can meet

    the ironic thing is
    most of us are quiet types
    and don't do crowds well

    thank goodness for the interpixies
    who let us have conversations
    while still enjoying our solitude

    pip pip and tally ho

  7. Glad you are making the most of it, scissors schmizzors is right! Are you bringing back sheep??? ;)