Diane

It is a Wonderful Accident

“I think we have to make our own fun. I don’t think there’s a purpose to it. I think it’s a wonderful accident. My brother died when I was young, so I’ve been through this quite thoroughly and at times I can’t see the point of anything, but it seems to be when I’m stressed I think that. Mostly I don’t think about it. I was fifteen. It was such a shock. He was my role model for guys. If he died, surely I should be dead because he as so much stronger. It was just awful, watching the family collapse separately. So life; you’ve got to enjoy it because you might not have it. Life’s fragile. Lucky there’s a lot of us.”


One of Them Flew in Squares

“My mum rang me and said “And I’ve got the news and it’s bad” and the way she said bad, I said, “Oh mum. You’ve got cancer” and she said, “Yes.” So I drove up to the local reserve which is a big lake, and I was sitting there thinking, it’s just not worth it. What is the point? We have children so they can have children? What am I doing with my life that is worth going on about? And there wasn’t anything. And then, there were birds over the lake, and I kid you not, one of them flew in squares, and I thought, “Oh well. There is something I haven’t seen before” and I got out of it.”

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