Friday, 24 August 2007
Flashback Friday: T-Shirt
What?! It's been a week already?
This barely qualifies for the theme, but you can just see a t-shirt I used to love with lattice, butterflies and flowers. There was a time when I hated that pic due to the haircut, but now I kinda like it again!
It was 1982, right when we came to Australia (January). I was six-and-a-half. There was a drought going on at the time, and I remember landing (looking for kangaroos as we neared the ground, and being disappointed!) and thinking it looked just like how I imagined Mars -- red, bare, alien. I also remember the heat of that summer (unlike anything I'd ever experienced), and seeing my first huntsman spider (I thought we must be on another planet -- freak spider planet), and watching Playschool for the first time (they said "la la la" very strangely, all guttural-like, not like our flat European L's).
How this land has embedded itself in my heart.