Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Out Of Sight Not Out Of Mind

Over the past few weeks I have found it a bit hard to write about Australia. It isn't that I have run out of thing to say, but for some reason I seem to lack motivation. Perhaps it is because I am currently on the other side of the world and feel detached from a place that I have come to consider my home. Last night while watching "The Alice", I was transported to deep in the outback. 
The film is set in the central outback town of Alice Springs. The plot is based on an approaching solar eclipse which can be best observed from the isolated Northern Territory. Characters from all walks of life and from different parts of the world make their journey to the bush for a once in a lifetime experience. 
Overall I found the story line a bit corny, but portrayal of life in the Australian bush and the mesmerizing scenery and landscape brought  to my attention that, even though I may be separated by distance, there are still many stories to be told and pictures to be painted.


  1. Hi Maya, thanks for this wonderful review. The movie sounds interesting. I'll see if it is available on Netflix. It would be great to see the beautiful landscape scenery. I didn't realize you weren't back in Australia. Safe travels upon your return.

    Have a great day today.

  2. We all go through these periods of lack of motivation, and they're hard when they're colored by the feeling of being isolated from your roots, or if you feel you have no roots anymore (my case). But eventually you get over it and see that the freedom and excitement wings offer you have their own rewards.

    If you'e not in Australia now, where are you?

  3. Hi Kathy, you should be able to find the movie on Netflix that is where I just rented it. I'll be heading "home" in about three weeks.

    Miss Footloose, I agree that lack of motivation is part of the blogging process. Hopefully I can get back on track.
    Right now I am in Oregon in the US. I was house sitting for awhile and now I am visiting with my parents.