It’s humpday Wednesday and I woke today with an overwhelming urge to go wandering.
Maybe it was the thought of my new job at Bushwalking Victoria, which I start in just over a week.
Or maybe it was stepping outside and being greeted with this fiery canvas in the sky.
Like here at Emelia’s. What a great place, full of condiments and opportunities to taste sauces, marinades, churneys … this Aussie gal was in her element.
After trying their much acclaimed Umami sauce, hailed as the fifth taste sensation, I couldn’t resist buying a bottle.
The sauce was sweet, sour, bitter, soft and salty, all in one tiny mouthful. It was a mouth watering explosive combination.
Further down Piper Street near the museum I couldn’t resist sticking my head in this cut out of a lady from a bygone era.
Who knows what really went on behind those unsmiling serious poses in that long ago era.
Life’s a bit of an illusion at times. We all put on ‘hats’ and different faces to suit situations.
Most of the time I like to think that ‘what you see is what you get’ with me’ but different moods, people and situations often bring out a different version of me.
Sometimes I’m serious, thoughtful and intense, other times I’m flirty, fun loving and even, dare I say, wicked.
We’re all a mix of contradictions aren’t we? It makes us uniquely us.
At the end of our day in Kyneton we ended up here, a short but steep walk to the bottom of Turtin Falls beside a refreshing natural pool of water.
This is yet another side of me, immersed in what I love best. Nature, the outdoors, breathing in fresh air and surrounded by peace and tranquility.
Amongst all my contradictions I like to think that I’m finding my true self.
That’s what I wish for you all. That we can embrace every part of ourselves, even those parts that are bittersweet and less than perfect.
Because, at the end of the day, acceptance of all these parts will bring us peace.
Combined together, just like the sauce I tasted on the weekend, we’re actually perfect just the way we are.
Here’s to discovering, loving and being true to ourselves.
Wishing you all light and love (and a wickedly whimsical Wednedsay) as we continue the journey.