Smile, Sydney

Take time to smile. Take time to say hello, or to nod, or to gently acknowledge someone you pass on the street. A year ago today, Sydney was waking up to news that a terrifying siege had ended with fatal violence. In the resulting torrent of emotion, there was the usual social comment
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The Departure

The Departure   “Je vais en France,” he said staring at the tired carpet. Twisting and shifting his weight, seeking comfort against the indifferent fabric seat, persisting he arched his back into a stretch. “Excellent, pourqois?” A floral voice replied. Unexpectedly, finding hims
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