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Updated on May 28, 2020
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Beata works as a qualified primary school teacher, a councillor for drug and alcohol addiction and a farm caretaker for organic olive grow.

We are on vacation, you and me together

Ross Edward, one of Australia's best known composers, has created a unique sound world which seeks to reconnect music with elemental forces.
Ross Edward, one of Australia's best known composers, has created a unique sound world which seeks to reconnect music with elemental forces.
He was writing deeply introspective music, when he noticed that the outside world was just as intensely ecstatic - the sky was blue, the sun was dancing on the water.
He was writing deeply introspective music, when he noticed that the outside world was just as intensely ecstatic - the sky was blue, the sun was dancing on the water.
The air was full of heat. He had an irresistible impulse to go out and explore. That is the feeling of the Australian summer: to climb over the cliffs, dive in the water, enjoy...
The air was full of heat. He had an irresistible impulse to go out and explore. That is the feeling of the Australian summer: to climb over the cliffs, dive in the water, enjoy...
The tranquil beach environment helps you to reconnect with your inner self. It has a healing power over your mind. The problem lies in our modern times.
The tranquil beach environment helps you to reconnect with your inner self. It has a healing power over your mind. The problem lies in our modern times.
. We are faced with endless options of how to spend our time. People begin to think about these options constantly. We focus on what we'll miss out on, not what we stand to gain when we choose one of the options.
. We are faced with endless options of how to spend our time. People begin to think about these options constantly. We focus on what we'll miss out on, not what we stand to gain when we choose one of the options.
Our life constantly evolves around us regretting the choices that we missed. We're never fully satisfied with what we have.
Our life constantly evolves around us regretting the choices that we missed. We're never fully satisfied with what we have.
The problem lies in our modern times. We are faced with endless options how to spend our times.
The problem lies in our modern times. We are faced with endless options how to spend our times.
People begin to think about these options constantly. We focus on what we'll miss out on, not what we stand to gain when we choose one of the options.
People begin to think about these options constantly. We focus on what we'll miss out on, not what we stand to gain when we choose one of the options.
Our life constantly evolves around us regretting the choices that we missed. We're never fully satisfied with what we have.
Our life constantly evolves around us regretting the choices that we missed. We're never fully satisfied with what we have.
Martin Luther was asked what he would do if he was told that the world would end tomorrow. He said: "I should plant an apple tree today."
Martin Luther was asked what he would do if he was told that the world would end tomorrow. He said: "I should plant an apple tree today."
The best option is to live for today. Enjoy the sunshine - our life saviour and our unseen enemy causing skin cancer. Love the open space, the ocean, its cleanness and the tranquillity that it brings.
The best option is to live for today. Enjoy the sunshine - our life saviour and our unseen enemy causing skin cancer. Love the open space, the ocean, its cleanness and the tranquillity that it brings.
Love also all its unseen creatures lurking in the deep, just like this manta ray. Love also these reef sharks. Sometimes things that make sense in the spur of the moment, leave a lasting memory.
Love also all its unseen creatures lurking in the deep, just like this manta ray. Love also these reef sharks. Sometimes things that make sense in the spur of the moment, leave a lasting memory.
Like this beautiful morning spent in Coral Bay. It is not time to leave yet... It is time to explore sharks, for a drift snorkel, where your shadow falls over shoals.
Like this beautiful morning spent in Coral Bay. It is not time to leave yet... It is time to explore sharks, for a drift snorkel, where your shadow falls over shoals.
In the afternoon, I realised that when you see the beauty within, you will have more chance to see the outside natural beauty of the world.
In the afternoon, I realised that when you see the beauty within, you will have more chance to see the outside natural beauty of the world.
I have been always interested in rough terrain that urges people to question their abilities... and skills. Also to question basic assumptions that people make about their environment.
I have been always interested in rough terrain that urges people to question their abilities... and skills. Also to question basic assumptions that people make about their environment.
As my son said: "No amount of money can replace a life. I'd give it all back in a heartbeat.' My son taught me to question myself: "What are you trying to satisfy within your deepest self?"
As my son said: "No amount of money can replace a life. I'd give it all back in a heartbeat.' My son taught me to question myself: "What are you trying to satisfy within your deepest self?"
It is time to see, recognise, to have mercy, to laugh and to love. Just to enjoy purity and simplicity of natural life around.
It is time to see, recognise, to have mercy, to laugh and to love. Just to enjoy purity and simplicity of natural life around.
Good night. Let the stars light the way to where your dreams can be found waiting for your arrival - Anthony Hicks
Good night. Let the stars light the way to where your dreams can be found waiting for your arrival - Anthony Hicks
Close your eyes .. remember your deepest dreams as you begin your kaleidoscopic journey .. dancing slowly among the night blooming flowers ..
Close your eyes .. remember your deepest dreams as you begin your kaleidoscopic journey .. dancing slowly among the night blooming flowers ..
Give yourself up to the sweet intoxication of sleep .. bringing dreams to fill the shining hours .. between sleep and waking
Give yourself up to the sweet intoxication of sleep .. bringing dreams to fill the shining hours .. between sleep and waking
With a new morning you wake up and eventually let it go.
With a new morning you wake up and eventually let it go.

Travelling in Western Australia, travelling in the heat of summer, travelling for one day


Morning
Across the sparkling Coral Bay
I see
sun rising from eternity
I stand
alone
on top of a reef
withering heights
I am out towards the edge of it
By wet or hand, or shine or air
it forming force flows everywhere
it is the first and last life-light you see
earth warming vital energy...
But I am passive, flat, detached
I lost myself to doom and gloom
that numbing feeling
seeing everything through a pane of glass
I spotted a whale
and cried aloud
as their numbers are dwindling...
nobody talks
about disappearing cultures
and languages
how technically sophisticated
we become
and how vulnerable
we are.

We have to accept
whatever is our destiny
I don't want to be here, so I close my eyes
Am I going to jump or continue with my life?
What to do with my day?
So many options and choices I face
I wonder what I will miss out on
not what I stand to gain.

Amy Tan and her book: ' Saving Fish from Drowning'
came to my mind.
A pious man explained to his followers,
how he pledged each day to save a hundred lives,
he caught a hundred fishes and sold them on a market
for a good price.
I realized
I don't take enjoyment from taking lives
others or mine
I am a winner
I just got the chance
to keep on living
lying in the sushine
is the best way to spend my time.

Midday
'Large swaths of Mandurah and Bunbury
would be under water
by the end of century.'
radio presenter's voice echoes in my car
which feels like a oven
in the heat of the midday sun.
I recline in the shade
wandering
'If you knew the exact moment of your death,
would you be the same?'
A helicopter clatters overhead
heading along the surf break to the river mouth.
My guess is someone was taken by a shark.
Hot, hot, hot
it is ever-changing yet the same
there was a breeze before it came
it is ever shining in clear day
and ever changing yet it stays
slip, slop, slap is the only way
to avoid skin cancer and sunburnt
so stay indoors I would say.
I head to the city
in the heat of summer day
to meet my eldest son.
Thoughtful, passionate, caring
and just a little bit different man,
who believes can help change
the course of our planet.
He greets me with his sad eyes:
"Because how do you know about the future?
You look what happened in the past."
"Grave fears are held for the future of the Swan Rivers' dolphins",
I follow him to the river path.
He shows me a still body.
" Six died in the past five months."
I just sighed: " It's great,
your voluntary work..
but
it does not pay your bills and the mortgage."
He shrugged:
" No amount of money can replace a life."

Afternoon
" There was a week that I spent sailing a little dingy
on the Walpole inlets
and there have been countless times
that I have paddled kayak to the river mouth,
do you remember, Mum?'
I nodded and smiled as we walked Mandalay Beach today
when the bush has that musty, herby smell
and sound of cicadas filled the grass.
" Those wild excursions to Snake Island and picnics at Circular Pool,
in the tingle forest... the best childhood adventure for everyone."
he laughed and we sat down,
on the beach
tired and happy,
watching some surfers dancing on the waves
happy to have my hat's shadow
fall across my shoulders as I squint
across the hot, squeaking sand.
It has been a warm summer day
on one of those long West Australian bays
full of pungent coastal plants,
dried kelp
and sunbaked limestone
a thousand little reptiles
hidden back in the dunes.
I asked my son what makes him happy,
what he wants from life.
" It's not a prize, it's clearly not a fame,
nor money, just few good mates and
feeling like I'm doing something good in the world",
was his reply.
It made me look at the world differently
with the belief there is a God
and he exists inside everyone.

Evening
The fading light casts otherworldly beauty
at Sugarloaf Rock
A flamingo on a lake
pretty in pink
I leave the beach
to discover our arid zone.
The biggest wilderness on the planet
after Antarctica
passes in front of my eyes
and I feel part of the landscape
in a tactile way.
It is humbling to stand in a shadow
of the oldest crustal rock on Earth.
I am alone
as the sun is drawn down to the horizon
and I want to jump again
to break away
to dance across the desert mystical place
just for a moment.
My travelling comes to an end.
By wet or hand, or shine or air
it forming force flows everywhere
it is the first and last life-light you see
earth warming vital energy...

My travelling comes to an end
my shadow dances across the desert
on its own
before returning
refreshed by its liberty.
As travellers,
there is no place
we belong,
we are just flickering images
on the ocean floor
on the desert plain...
we belong
only temporarily
to the places we are in
as our shadows fall across...
disappearing with the last rays of the earth warming vital energy.

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    • Beata Stasak profile imageAUTHOR

      Beata Stasak 

      9 years ago from Western Australia

      Dear Rebecca, I have written this short piece in a spur of moment in one hot Summer West Australian day...I felt the urge to introduce the beauty and the sorrow of this part of the great Southern Land no many people know about and share my thoughts on my travels as well....it has been such a long time ago, I forgot about it...thank you for stopping by and reminding me about those wonderful 'travelling times'...summer is nearly here and holiday as well, so hopefully I will be on the road again...

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      Rebecca Mealey 

      9 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      This is something people want to re read. Stunning.Beautiful.I'll be back to visit!

    • Beata Stasak profile imageAUTHOR

      Beata Stasak 

      10 years ago from Western Australia

      Thanks mckbirdbks for stopping by and share my travels with me:) and even more for your connecting with me...all the best to you my new hubber-friend:)

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      mckbirdbks 

      10 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      This is the first Hub of yours that I picked to read. Thank you for sharing your day in the sun. The blend of pictures and ebb and flow of your poetry made a perfect pitch. Here's to more days of straw hats and cool waters.

    • Beata Stasak profile imageAUTHOR

      Beata Stasak 

      10 years ago from Western Australia

      I am also very blessed dear Chatkath to find another 'writing soulmate' who is able to see the world through the similar lenses...the journey is not completed if it can not be shared...thank you for joining me on my journey:)

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      Kathy 

      10 years ago from California

      Again Beata- Thank you for sharing your wonderful journey, your son has your sense of hope, he is also blessed! I will have to really put on my imagination to travel these beautiful beaches that I have heard of and now seen through you and your gift of writing!

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      Beata Stasak 

      11 years ago from Western Australia

      Thank you Lady_E for visiting me. I wish you Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, hope all your wishes come true and you also find your 'magic place' to dream, rest and live. All the best from Beata

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      Elena 

      11 years ago from London, UK

      A very interesting Read - I enjoyed it.

      Ps. Pictures are gorgeous, wish I was there.

      Thanks. :)

    • Beata Stasak profile imageAUTHOR

      Beata Stasak 

      11 years ago from Western Australia

      Thank you so much carolina for your kind words. I hope I will not disappoint you next time. All the best from Beata

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      carolina muscle 

      11 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      This is a terrific read. I enjoyed it!

    • Beata Stasak profile imageAUTHOR

      Beata Stasak 

      11 years ago from Western Australia

      Thank you ralwus for mind-travelling with me. There is nothing better than a hot summer day on the beach...Australian beach precisely...except maybe Christmas, merry one to you as well.

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      ralwus 

      11 years ago

      Well I enjoyed my vacation with you. As aways there are two hubs in your hubs, side by side. The prose was wonderful, but I think I enjoyed the pictures of wisdom beauty best. All in all, I loved them both. Peace and love, CC and merry, merry too.

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      Beata Stasak 

      11 years ago from Western Australia

      Thank you Kenny for your kind words, without you all my loyal hub friends I would not be able to write so well. Thank you again for encouragement. All the best from Beata

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      MR Black 

      11 years ago from UK, Europe

      This is powerful stuff and what a lovely collection of pictures? Breath taking sceneries...

    • Beata Stasak profile imageAUTHOR

      Beata Stasak 

      11 years ago from Western Australia

      My dear loyal hub readers, thank you very much for your positive feedback, it keeps me going...I love creative writing and I am just happy that someone somewhere takes a precious time to read it...and I am happy it makes some sense, it is just a group of flickering images entering my mind...Thank you.

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      lmmartin 

      11 years ago from Alberta and Florida

      Thank you, Beata, for a beautiful day in a place I will never see, except through your eyes. And you share so much more -- your thoughts.

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      papajack 

      11 years ago

      The pictures and the poetry give us two separate experiences. Each stands alone. But, the poetry stands the tallest.

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      Ralph Deeds 

      11 years ago from Birmingham, Michigan

      I've always wanted to visit Australia but never had the chance. Beautiful pictures and poetry.

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