Happiness as anarchy

Like many, I didn’t want to get out of bed this morning and face an election result that indicates the Australian public has descended even further into selfishness, ignorance and greed. But I did get up and looked at a glorious Autumn sky, and read the wise words of fellow Ballarat musician, Mick Trembath:

“Happiness is the great act of anarchy now.
Contentedness is the great revolution.”

His words gave me hope and reminded me that we all have the power to change things, and that small change is equally important as big change.

As I tended my garden and talked to my chickens, I decided that sharing happiness is important. To that end I have decided to post everyday for a year a little something that brings me joy and makes me smile (in no particular order).

#1: Watching autumn paint the leaves in yellow and orange and red


These are Riesling grape vine leaves in my front yard. I can see the vines from my lounge room window and observe the changing seasons. There aren’t many leaves left on the vine, but the afternoon sun catches the remaining leaves in all their glory. I could prune now, but I’ll wait until all the leaves have dropped, enjoying their beauty for another week or so.

By Amie Brûlée

Amie Brûlée is a musician, performer, teacher and researcher. She sings, plays piano, double bass and ukulele, unearths old songs and writes new ones. Amie also has a PhD in wine and anthropology and adores teaching wine tasting, gastronomy and song-writing. Amie lives in central Victoria with a house full of instruments, a head full of songs and a cellar full of wine.

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