On paper, it doesn't sound like such a good thing: my back, you see, it "went out" (without my permission). Does that from time to time. Pain only a 3.5 out of ten. No biggie. The upside though: I get to lie here in the world's biggest softest bed, listening to @bbc and @abcradionational podcasts with my two little fellas beside me, reading reading reading. Marty brought me lunch. If I'm really lucky, I will get served a super strong cup of joe any minute now. I am telling you, this is one little snap shot from what really is #thegoodlife - somewhere comfortable to sleep, people to love, books and thoughts and radio to keep me company, children who have been taught to read, something good to eat and drink. Thank you, Life.
Singing takes our wildness and shame and self-doubt and vulnerability and converts it into actual life-blood, action, joy, courage, action. That’s what it did for me, anyway
"Delayed parental milestone alert." *Ahem. My nearest and dearest know me as a fiercely proud Mum, happiest at home with all my duckies in tow and a soup on the stove, but it struck me recently after a comment from a friend that this is not really a side of me many of you would have seen... and there's a reason for that! Early on, my fella and I figured we'd leave it up to our kids to decide when and where they wanted their baby photos posted publicly. It made sense to us to let them choose their own timing, but it was also a little challenging to stick to because LOOK HOW BLOODY CUTE OUR BABY GIRL IS?!?! (See!!!) This is her when she was three:
we had released "Autumn Bone" and were touring "What Was Left". Touring with kids is such a brilliant memory to carry in my heart, although I remember feeling split in two... but happy to be so: no other choice made sense to me. Now that she's a teenager, I've been given the "two thumbs up" to share this photo so I'll say it again to make up for lost time, can you BELIEVE THAT BLOODY CUTENESS?!?!? Can ya?!?!? Squishy little cute head!! Can you imagine how happy we were to have her keeping us laughing in that tour van for all of those years? Thanks for letting me share! xoxox #ritesofpassage #proudmum (Hey - PS also worth noting: our kids could just as easily have been pissed off we DIDN'T share their photos on social media, or that we DIDN'T share our family travels - so please don't think we're being judgy-pants of parents who do share their kids photos. Not at all. In fact, can't tell you how much I enjoy watching all of your kids blossom! Which gets a little awkward when I see your kids at gigs and can't help but comment on how they've grown and they're like "Have we met before?")
"Keep in mind, the largest boatload of uninvited people coming to Australia arrived in 1788" @JulianBurnside @TSOLMelb #EmpathyinAus
Dear Darlings - some final thoughts for 2016...
#2017!!! ! #bringiton !!!! What are your wishes and hopes? For me - dear 2017, help me deliver Album Eight, finally!!! Tell me yours? Lots of love and big huge courage and resilience and balls and truth and kindness for this coming year. Love Always, CB Xoxox