"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life..." - Confucius
The tin man of Mt. Tamborine
It was a sombre start for the day with news of a fallen angel, Farrah Fawcet, who passed away after a long bout with cancer. No sooner had the news ended, the demise of the King of Pop, Michael Jackson was announced. The creator of the ‘moon walk’ was a favorite in our family. Our late son Ja liked to imitate his dance movements. Most of his songs were played in the radio throughout the day as tribute to his achievements.'
The drive to O’Reilly’s was an uphill winding road with one lane stretches. There was a winery and an Alpaca farm along the way. We had light lunch and a chance to feed the birds and got some lorikeets resting on our heads and shoulders.'
We drove to Mt. Tamborine to revisit the path that we took 10 years ago. The quaint and picturesque towns are still standing though some of the establishments had changed.
The German Cuckoo Nest is still there. Ten years ago we had coffee and scones at a small café with a tin man as the café’s maître de. We decided to look him up and were surprised to see him relegated. Once a commanding figure in front of the café, he’s now the head of the scrap yard.
Guess life’s like that, one time we’re important and respected but over time, we’ll get sent to the scrap yard…