If You Love Her You Will Understand

I’m borrowing the title of a post by Mandy McKeesick on her blog “Rocky Springs Rambles”. Mandy and her husband Brian own a property at Coolatai, north-west of Moree in northern New South Wales.

It’s easy enough to think that the real hard-slog heart-breaking rural lifestyle is what we read about in history books, way back before the Internet and cotton farms and all that modern stuff. We need to be reminded occasionally that people making their living off the land are still subject not only to the vagaries of the weather, but also a raft of other imponderables which can bring all except the toughest to their knees.

Please read Mandy’s article “If You Love Her You Will Understand”, which can be found at  http://rockysprings.wordpress.com/2012/11/08/if-you-know-her-you-will-understand/ 

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Writing about the things that interest me helps me to discover what I think. One of my loves is the Australian Outback, and I travel out there often, and when possible take friends with me.
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3 Responses to If You Love Her You Will Understand

  1. pompeii epic says:

    I’m sure Mandy might relate to the words from Thomas Merton
    What a thing it is
    to sit absolutely alone,
    in the forest at night,
    cherished by this wonderful,
    unintelligible,
    perfectly innocent speech,
    the most comforting speech in the world,
    the talk that the rain makes by itself all over the ridges,
    and the talk of the watercourses everywhere in the hollows!

    Nobody started it,
    nobody is going to stop it.
    It will talk as long as it wants, this rain.
    As long as it talks
    I am going to listen.

  2. Mandy says:

    Firstly, Rob, thank you for sharing and secondly to Pompeii, thank you for the beautiful verse. Farming can be tough but for the most part it is a wonderful way to live a life. Again in the words of Dorothea Mackellar: “Her beauty and her terror, the wide brown land for me”. I wouldn’t be anywhere else.

  3. roobark says:

    It’s dry Australian humour and gut-wrenching honesty from start to finish. I loved it.

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