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A Quarterly Journal
Jeffrey Woodward, Founder & General Editor
Volume 9, Number 3, September 2015

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Marietta McGregor
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia


Living It

In the deeper dark after daylight saving ends it comes to me there are no answers, no blueprint. The experts counsel life planning. No framework and we'll drift. Get organised, write a schedule, save, invest, tick boxes annually—well done! But I ask, how to plan around a random quotidian of washing up, inconsolable children, dust mice, dead pets, needy friends, grocery bags, aging parents, weedy gardens, car servicing, El Niño, tax returns, skin scans, pension schemes and the bucket list obscuring the shadows of a life lived slowly at first, then faster and faster and faster and faster in the run-up to the finish?

fireball season—
stumbling in the night
past the equinox

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