I've just finished reading Gifts of Unknown Things by Lyall Watson and must say I love his books.
This is the third one I had read of his and I'm hooked, I want to read all of his books now.
(the Dolphin card above is number 30) and finished it today.
I found this "Gympie Cooloola Tourism" brochure among my magazine pile I'm working my way through, as I wrote last week.
For those who don't know, Lyall Watson died in Gympie Australia on 25th June 2008 while visiting for a relative's wedding.
Gympie is not known for dolphins, in fact it is an inland gold mining town, but there are beaches like Rainbow Beach and Fraser Island not too far away by car.
|Rainbow Beach...you know how I like rainbows if you've followed this blog.|
In the book Gifts of Unknown Things a whale washes up on the beach, but the locals refuse to help get it back into the water because of a religious holiday and the whale eventually dies (this is a true story, by the way).
Today when I finished reading the book, five killer whales washed up on Fraser Island, not far from Gympie, two of them dying.
|Rescuers worked throughout the day to free five whales stranded on a sand bar off Fraser Island.|
Getting back to the dolphins though, the last page of the book ends with Lyall being fare-welled by a young girl doing a dolphin dance.
|Lyall with his niece Katherine, who lives in Brisbane now.|
Click on the link under the yellow program to read that post.
|My mate "Wazza" (he hates me calling him that...so I do) Fraser.|
Gifts of Unknown Things.
Lyall has left a great legacy to readers like me who just love books like this.
He was ahead of his time and his books are just as relevant today.
Here's my friend Warrick Fraser's clip of a powerful journey of lost souls transformed by time.
"Valtari' Music Filmclip Submission for Sigur Rós 'The Valtari Mystery Film Experiment'
Written, Directed & Produced by Warrick Fraser
"Valtari" Music Score by Sigur Rós