My Sig

  1. I probably have to explain it because it is both quinessentially Australian and for me, related to nursing.

    Jack Dale is an Aboriginal Artist and a living treasure. http://www.abc.net.au/message/blacka...l/s1140229.htm For Australian aborigines the core of their beliefs is a connection to the land and the spirituality of the land - the "dreaming place". "I have foot-walked this country plenty of times" means he has gained an intimate knowledge through experience and a connectivity to a greater power/sphere through doing so. He dismisses all those who think that a brief visit in a man made artifice can ever truly understand both the country and it's dreaming.

    I feel a bit like that with the "country" of nursing. I have foot-walked it many times. It IS a "proper dreaming place" a place to continually learn. A place to believe in and work for a greater good. Still there are those who drive by in Toyota's who think they can tell us what the dreaming is about. They do not last and they never truly understand. They may leave tracks but they do not change the essence of a country that they have no connection to.
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  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   stbernardclub
    What kind of toyota? lol....
  4. by   gwenith
    :chuckle I think he is talking SUV
  5. by   Katnip
    Jack Dale speaks truly. I envy him.
  6. by   talaxandra
    Looking at my sig, I feel so shallow and trivial... sigh!
    Cool post, cool sig, Gwenith
  7. by   chris_at_lucas_RN
    Gwenith, I thought your sig was exquisite. I am not familiar with the author, but I am intimate with the sentiment.

    I chafe at off road "entertainment." What a cost to the flora and fauna of the location. And what arrogance that humans should behave that way at all.

    But alas, it falls into that large crevasse of "things about which I have no control," so I tend to try to mind my own turf.

    Maybe that crevasse would be a good place for off road driving...... (teeny, teeny, tiny, tiny LOL)

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