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Building blocks

I was an excited little kiddie last week when I popped into the CG's office and found a bundle of interiors material to play with. I made a multi-patterned rug:

before noticing possibly the cutest radiator ever (why is anything smaller than average automatically cute?).

I love buildings things, in any sense of the word. I'm a glorified project manager at work and in life, which I sometimes detest, but I more often enjoy - because I love being able to shape things from start to finish, so I can admire my handiwork with satisfaction at the end.

A beautiful friend of mine sent me her new blog this morning - she is sharing the story of her flight as a refugee from Vietnam. Although I knew some of her stories, it still brought tears to my eyes reading about it. Imagine building a whole new life, in a scary new world - as a child who doesn't understand what is going on other than that they are constantly hungry, and as a mother, separated from her husband and doing her best to take care of her two kids in a refugee camp. It is such powerful stuff, I want the world to read all about Tina and grow to love her like I do. So that one day you too can stand back and admire her handiwork, and be inspired by the life she has built.

1 comment :

  1. Oh little swallow, counting you as one of my closest friends makes my little heart sing. You inspire me with your strength, adventurous proclivity, and sense of fun and joy. It's no wonder we're like sisters. Love you heaps..