Posted by: dsduffy | September 8, 2010

Things I wish he could see

The sunset: the colors in the sky each night so different from the one before; the waves breaking on the sand, sometimes gently, other times with fury; me driving on the left: he’d definitely get a kick out of that one; Acland Street: I bet he’d want to rent a flat above one of the shops, playing gigs 3 nights a week; Urban Burger: of course with cheese but hold the beetroot; Federation Square: the architecture so unlike anything in Philadelphia, a design that would never make it off the paper in the US; Healesville Sanctuary: the Australian animals in their natural habitat; the girls: he definitely would like the Australian girls; his nephews: building sand castles on the beach and searching for the biggest seashell with them, jumping waves and going for ice cream afterwards with sand covered feet; his sisters, both mothers of 2 boys, oh the irony!; the world today: even in all the gloom and doom state we are in, I know he would somehow convince me that there was something more, he was always so good at that. All this, and so much more, I wish he could see.


  1. I know how much he loved you too! You are a very special woman.

  2. I can’t believe I missed this post. I have a tear in my eye reading it, I can’t imagine how much you miss your brother and so brave to put your feeling out there!

  3. I just found your blog, as I will be MOVING BACK to Melbourne. I have read from the beginning and have been drawn to your writing. This post was so touching and moving. How beautiful to honor your brother the way that you did!!!

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