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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Honor


I absolutely love seeing both of these flags flying; the one on the right is the Australian flag and the one on the left is the Australian Aboriginal Flag. 

"The Australian Aboriginal Flag was first raised on 12 July 1971 at Victoria Square in Adelaide (which is this flag here)...The top half of the flag is black to symbolise Indigenous people. The red in the lower half stands for the earth and the colour of ochre, which has ceremonial significance. The circle of yellow in the centre of the flag represents the sun."

I feel it is an honor to see the Aboriginal Flag, I could get all carried away about the social injustices and make recommendations or formulate hypothesis, but I'll save this for my academic papers. This is an area which I am extremely passionate about and who knows where this passion is leading me to, but the journey is worth the thousands of miles.

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  1. ..the journey is worth the thousands of miles, those words rock my idea of living, and I value every journey whether mine or shared from others...it's how we are so lucky to see so many things, just waiting to be discovered, if we only take the time to look and enjoy.

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    1. Ahhh yes my friend, take, or better yet make the time, to appreciate each pebble along the journey... this is one of the most important things we will do in our lifetime. I've learned not to run down the path, and if I've missed a sign and take a wrong turn, no worries, I can retrace my steps, pick up what I've missed out on and carry on. Life is interesting, where it takes us is up to us.

      Cheers.

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  2. Love the flags and all they stand for.

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    1. Pam I wonder what type of flags I'll see today, it's Anzac Day here in Australia so camera in hand I shall go and see what there is to see and come back and share anything I find of interest. Have a wonderful day!

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  3. What I really like is your passion for a cause. So many people just do not seem to have a spark for anything in their lives...

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    1. Clint thank you and spark I have, enough to start a few blazing fires! So fires I shall start. My Cree name is Sun Woman, I wonder if this has anything to do with this metaphor of sparks and fires? Interesting isn't it?

      Cheers.

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  4. Racial discrimination really bothers me. I have an Australian follower who is extremely racist and calls the aboriginals "ferals." How despicable.
    You will find satisfaction in trying to improve things.

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    1. Red ignorance is a part of peoples problems, it's so easy to sit back and judge when the truths are not known. What is worse, in my opinion, is not realizing that we are all children of God created in His likeness, so when I choose to judge others in essence I am judging God.

      Why can't people learn to love and why must there be so much hatred? A question which we are unable to answer with one single response, or thousands of responses. All I know for certain is that I hope to make at least one iota of difference in this big ole world. If you've ever seen the Aboriginal art from Australia there's a lot of the dot painting, it takes thousands of dots to make one picture, I'll see if I have a photo of one of the paintings and do a blog on this one of these fine days. We are all one of the small dots in the bigger picture of life, without all the dots there is not a complete picture.

      Have a wonderful day Red, take care and I'm sure you're right about finding satisfaction in trying to improve things, as well as frustrations, but it all comes with the package deal.

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  5. I really like the symbolism on the Aborigne (however you spell it) flag.

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