Great expert from Bill Bryson’s In A Sunburned Country – a book that is a great introduction into this brilliant country:
“…Standing on Collins St. in downtown Melbourne….watching the clanging trams and swirl of humanity, and thinking, “Good Lord, there’s a country here”. It was as if I had privately discovered life on another planet, or a parallel universe where life was at once recognizably similar but entirely different….I liked it (Australia), straight off, without quibble or doubt, in a way I had never expected to. Something about it just agreed with me.”
Nine days into life in Australia. I too feel this innate connection to this amazing country. The noise is gone. I am at peace and as my host friend says the ‘static confusion’ is no longer there. So, I am not sure if it is because I’ve erased all past responsibility and only curiousity remains or because I am intoxicated with the impulse move I made to let go of everything that was safe but there is this intense infatuation that I am having with the decision that I made.
And , as I thrive to live in the moment there is absolutely no other place I’d rather be.