Remembrance – Peringatan #9 All Our Mums

"IF WE GO TO MOTHER NATURE FOR CONSOLATION, SHE WON'T ALLOW US TO GO AWAY UNCARED." Javanese Women's Rights Pioneer, Raden Ajeng Kartini, 21st January, 1901

On this day, the 16th anniversary of the death of my mother, Margaret Fox, I have contemplated the meaning for me of motherhood in the Founders’ Garden at the historic building, Ercildoune, in Footscray, Australia.

Meditating on the meaning of motherhood at Ercildoune.

Lest We Forget.  

Geoff Fox, 6th September, 2022, Australia

Perjalanan Hidup #4 Bishop Mark Edwards From Indonesia

Bishop Mark Edwards was born in Balikpapan, Indonesia, and left when he was three year’s old. So, he is from Indonesia.

His father was an engineer who worked for Shell and met his mother in the Netherlands.

Geoff Fox, Father’s Day, 2022, Australia

(The words added to these images of Bishop Mark Edwrads are by Geoff Fox, inspired by the Bishop.)

Literary Tujuhbelasan #12 The Children

The Indonesian text here is an edited version of a quote from a Rumi inspired passage in the book “Mamonisme” by Maman A Majid Binfas of Jakarta. It means “Give a home to their bodies but not to their souls. Their souls reside in the future.”

My English lines are inspired by an American equivalent of Rumi, country singer Paul Siebel.

Lest we forget: children can unite us.

Without them our world dies.

Geoff Fox 31st December 2020 Down Under