|A real life flying fish.|
|One of my favourite t-shirts that I own. To me the lighthouse is Cape Byron.|
|The banner for the upcoming BBWF in August 2015.|
Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane called,"Between Two Worlds", which I wrote a post about here at this link -
My Sunday: Between Two Worlds and Trying to Catch the Big Fish
and I remembered that I had to walk under life size whales suspended from the ceiling outside the museum to get to the Gallery of Modern Art to see the "Between Two Worlds" exhibition.
|Big flying fish I had to walk under to see "Between Two Worlds" at GOMA.|
"Catching the Big Fish", which is about tapping the subconscious/Collective Unconscious for guidance and using it in your life
(which I see as the beam of light from the lighthouse, offering guidance to lost travelers on the seas of the dark conscious reality, with the unknown lapping at the edges of the boat).
|Cape Byron lighthouse.|
"A man and a woman are found at sea in pirate-infested waters,
with no memory of who they are or how they got there".
I must say that I really liked this book as one long metaphorical story about memory and tapping into the subconscious/Collective Unconscious and using it as guidance.
As a straight out novel the story would be a bit mediocre, but as a meditative act of reading and pondering about life, it is right up there with any of Paulo Coelho's novels.
Read about my Paulo Coelho encounter here -
A Monocled Monk Swimming
You can hear Zacharey Jane talk about The Lifeboat on this radio podcast at around the 20 minute mark -
"Washing up on a remote shore without memory, without a past and with nothing but a stranger for company—that's the fate of two characters in The Lifeboat, a new book from novelist Zacharey Jane.
The Lifeboat asks whether we are who we are because of our accumulated experiences, or is there some intrinsic core that defines us?"
Zacharey Jane and the sense of self
|Steve Bisley, Catherine Deveny, Tom Doig, Luka Lesson and Denise Scott talk to Zacharey Jane|
when she chaired a talk about performance anxiety with some other authors.
In fact, you can hear the pod-cast of that talk at this link -
Performance Anxiety: Putting It Out There, Live
I also saw Zacharey Jane chair another talk at the 2014 BBWF called
"Our Story: Film and National Identity".
This is when I decided to buy Zacharey Jane's book The Lifeboat,
although it would sit unopened until just after my friend Noah mentioning the flying fish synchs.
Fish seem to be flying everywhere around me at the moment as I make sense of the shipwreck of my 26 year marriage sink into the abyss from my lifeboat.
|Zacharey Jane, Terry Hayes, Andrew Knight and John Weiley. BBWF 2014.|
They say it takes two to tango, but the reality is that we are all dancing with ourselves in life, so we better get to know ourselves better to make our way through life's rough seas.
|Billy Idol at "Day on the Green" March 2015 dancing with himself on life's stage, while I look on from my seat.|
Time for me to catch the "Big Fish" I think, never-mind all those other fish people tell you about when a relationship sinks.