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Nineteen Months

Pearlz Dreaming

You can see the latest Nineteen Months contributions HERE

Above is a slide show of my contributions to the site over the last three years. If you visit the site you can read the quotations that were placed with them.

Here are just a few:

“Know ye that the world is like unto a mirage which the thirsty one thinks to be water; its water is a vapor; its mercy a difficulty; its repose hardship and ordeal; leave it to its people and turn unto the Kingdom of your Lord the Merciful.”
-Abdu’l-Baha, Baha’i World Faith

“O banished and faithful friend! Quench the thirst of heedlessness with the sanctified waters of My grace, and chase the gloom of remoteness through the morning-light of My Divine presence.”
-Baha’u’llah, Gleanings from the Writings of Baha’u’llah

“The sun is the same sun, no matter from what sign it may manifest itself or from…

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Mt Tamborine

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Walking through the green on Mt Tamborine.

We did our first walk at Mt Tamborine – the Curtis Falls in the Joalah section.

There are many more to do.

We will be back.

We did manage to do a couple more things whilst up there, which I will do a post about sometime soon.

Here though are some memories of green.

We didn’t see any lyre birds or glow worms.

I’d love to see those sometime!

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Two Bright Orbs: Shining the Light of Love

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When attending celebrations where unity in diversity is not just in words but in action I feel hope for the future of Australia and the World.

I was so happy that my family were able to experience the inspiring coming together of the diversity of the human family and community into one larger family at the wedding of Shannon and Sarah.

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I was not an official photographer, just a friend, caught up like all of us were, in the connections made between so many cultures and religions that day.

Here is the Sudanese Welcoming Party who called the Bride into her Wedding.

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These are special moments of connection, where two families become one, followed by an image of a lovely lady who said an Islamic prayer for the ceremony.

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Some of the ceremony includes a Baha’i prayer, a song, and some words from the Celebrant.

Shannon’s mother reads a prayer.

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Magic Fish Dreaming Preorders

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Attachment-1Magic Fish Dreaming,  an illustrated poetry book inspired by the natural wonder of North Queensland, for children and families,  celebrates the Australian environment, storytelling and multiculturalism, drawing on the cultural backgrounds and experiences of June and Helene.
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For all those interested in pre-ordering, please email me at gumbootspearlz@gmail.com and I will include you in the upcoming mail out.

Large and small prepaid orders welcome.

Our first 100 preorders will receive a free calico bag.  Cost of the pre-order will be $25 AUD with free postage if within Australia for single orders.  For large orders we will give you a shipping or delivery quote and yes we can still send a calico bag per book if it is in our first 100.

If we can achieve at least 350 single book  preorders we will be able to print all books HARD COVER.

Those working with migrant and multicultural children and…

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Last Chance to Pledge for Magic Fish Dreaming

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The kickstarter has just 3 days to go.

We are currently at $9491AUD and would love to make it to $10,000AUD if we can – Anything more would be amazing as we would dearly like to print the book hard cover, but we are so thrilled with how much we have been able to raise for our project.

We are preparing our thank you honour roll blog and have been already saying lots of thank yous.  We think maybe it needs to include its own special poem.

We may still look at a few more  creative ways to fund our project up to hard cover level if we can, so keep a look out for future announcements.

To visit the Kickstarter and Pledge for a Book  click here.  KICKSTARTER LINK

For our overseas and blog fans on a budget, there is a $10AUD PDF option and there is still…

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Bird of Thine Heart

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“The songs which the bird of thine heart had uttered in its great love for its friends have reached their ears, and moved Me to answer thy questions, and reveal to thee such secrets as I am allowed to unfold.”

-Baha’u’llah, Gleanings from the Writings of Baha’u’llah

This month’s contribution to Nineteen Months

For more photographs and meditations head to NINETEEN MONTHS

Family, Focus, Futures

Pearlz Dreaming

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I love making books for family members.  I have just produced my fifth book.

I think the latest one may end up being for more than family one day due to its themes of cultural transmission and empowerment of young people, but it gave me such  satisfaction to take what I’ve learnt about writing picture books, photographs and a family experience and make it into a special thank you gift.

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These limited edition books are so much fun to make because I can send them to someone who I know will  definitely appreciate and enjoy them.

I often add poems, or a story I may have written for that person, and some like the 50th anniversary book for my husband, were very involved and many others contributed.   That was the most ambitious project to date.

Something about making these books for future generations…

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