Uta’s Diary

5 Jan

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Stepping out the front door at 6 o’clock in the morning there was this wonderful earth smell in the air after last night’s heavy rain. This now is my first diary entry for the year 2015. Hopefully it is going to be a year with less wars and more understanding among people. I wish very much for peace and some happiness for everyone. If people go through difficult times, may they be supported by family, friends and others in their community. And may strangers also find support and a safe place wherever it is needed!

Here near the mountain ranges and close to Wollongong and the sea we had plenty of rain last night. I think of the disastrous bush fires in some of the other areas of Australia that are still ongoing with people having had to leave their homes and some people having lost their homes to the fires. When we watch on TV how the fires are raging this looks truly frightening.

Yesterday, Sunday, was the tenth day of Christmas. For Christians it was also the Epiphany of the Lord. I made it to church yesterday for the 9,30 am Mass. Temperatures were soaring, but still not much over 30 Degrees Celsius. I had not been able to attend any of the Christmas Masses. I also missed out on the Sunday Mass on the 28th of December, which was in the Octave of the Nativity of the Lord, The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph.

11 Responses to “Uta’s Diary”

  1. berlioz1935 January 5, 2015 at 9:13 am #

    I hope, your hope is not a forlorn one. Mankind will carry on as usual and will muddle through – somehow. Without tragedies we would not know that, as a whole, we have a good life. It is all part of the package we call life.

  2. auntyuta January 5, 2015 at 9:39 am #

    “Without tragedies we would not know that, as a whole, we have a good life.”
    A very insightful comment, Berlioz. Thanks for that. 🙂

  3. Three Well Beings January 5, 2015 at 3:23 pm #

    I share in your desire for more peace between nations and individuals in 2015. We start with ourselves, and that’s all the control we have, but we can hope! And speaking of hope, I cringe at the idea that those bush fires are still raging. I hope the rain has offered a little relief. And I also HOPE for you and your dear family to enjoy a fruitful and very healthy, peace-filled 2015! 🙂

    • auntyuta January 6, 2015 at 8:41 am #

      Thank you, dear Debra, thank you very much!
      Presently the most dangerous bushfires are in South Australia. These are actually a considerable distance away from us.
      Hundreds of volunteer fire fighters from Victoria and New South Wales help the SA firefighters. So far there has been no loss of life, but some injuries occurred from fallen trees and smoke inhalation. Several houses did get lost. There has also been loss of livestock.
      I believe a few dozen people are still evacuated and have not been able to find out whether their houses survived the fires. A huge area has been burnt out. Today the temperatures in SA are going to soar to 38 Degrees Celsius again with some unpredictable winds from SW to SE and East.
      Wishing you, dear Debra, and your family all the Best for 2015! 🙂

  4. giselzitrone January 5, 2015 at 9:35 pm #

    Danke liebe Ute wünsche dir einen guten Montag so schön grün bei euch und schöne Blumen sieht herrlich aus.Ja liebe Ute die armen werden immer ärmer und die Reichen immer reicher so ist das bei uns und in der Welt aber was soll man machen Krieg kein Frieden es ist schlimm wünsche dir eine gute Woche lieber Gruß und Freundschaft Gislinde

    • auntyuta January 6, 2015 at 8:20 am #

      Ja, so ist das, liebe Gislinde. Woimmer wir Frieden und Freiheit und Zusammenarbeit haben, ist das etwas was wir gar nicht genug schätzen können! Liebe Grüsse, Uta 🙂

  5. Robert M. Weiss January 6, 2015 at 8:49 am #

    Uta, I share your wishes. May they come true!

  6. likeitiz January 6, 2015 at 6:44 pm #

    Let’s all hope people will cone to their senses before it’s too late.

  7. aussieian2011 January 11, 2015 at 8:08 pm #

    A lovely first entry for 2015 Uta.
    I too agree with your wishes of less wars and more understanding among people.
    Sadly as events unfold, this does not seem to be the case.
    Maybe one day Peace and understanding will prevail.
    Ian

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