With Papua New Guinea’s Independence Day just around the corner, I thought I’d give a shout out to the country I spent a part of my growing up years in as a missionary kid – Papua New Guinea, ples bilong mi, kantri bilong mi.
Meh. Enough of that. My Pidgin English sucks because they spoke English as a second language in the part of PNG where I grew up in.
I invite you into their rich and beautiful culture as they celebrate 41 years of independence this year through the photos below. If you know the national anthem, join with me in singing. Men, in big booming bass voices, women – sing through your nose. Nice and nasally now! Make it real, peeps!
Spring is a time of new life, new beginnings. I am waiting for my new life to begin… Perhaps it already has and I’m waiting for the really amazing stuff to start happening. In the meantime, I’m trying to live in the now. Not looking back at the bad stuff behind me, not looking forward at things that could be. Just being here. Right now. In this moment. If I can just keep living in today, then mostly what I realize is that things are good. Not great. Not terrible, but really okay. And I can live with that.
Happy Easter to all.
Spring adds new life and new beauty to all that is. Jessica Harrelson
I always enjoy taking photos of my cats around the holidays. By the tree, in the wreath, near the lights. With Santa hats on, or bows if they’ll let me. The always seem to make the season brighter with their cute little inquisitive faces. And I enjoy looking through photos of everyone else’s Christmas cats as well. Here’s to the pets that make our lives merrier! These were some of my favorites cat photos this year. Merry Christmas to all!