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[Photo Journal/ A-Z Photo Challenge] K is for Kangaroos in Brisbane

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Myra here.

It’s Tuesday! Time for Frizztext’s A-Z Photo Story Challenge. Letter this week is K and after much deliberation I thought of sharing these kangaroo photos I have taken while in Brisbane Australia three years back.

Kangaroos in Brisbane

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“How true, how true” said the Sour Kangaroo, “And from now on, you know what I’m gonna do? I’m going to protect them with you!”
And the Young Kangaroo in her pouch said “Me too!” – Dr Seuss

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“If there’s any guy crazy enough to attack me, I’m going to show him the end of the world — close up. I’m going to let him see the kingdom come with his own eyes. I’m going to send him straight to the southern hemisphere and let the ashes of death rain all over him and the kangaroos and the wallabies.” 
― Haruki Murakami1Q84

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“How small the cosmos (a kangaroo’s pouch would hold it), how paltry and puny in comparison to human consciousness, to a single individual recollection, and its expression in words!” ― Vladimir NabokovSpeak, Memory

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“It would seem that marsupials are poor imitations of full-fledged mammals. Their inadequacy gives them a certain appeal; we’re touched by it.” 
― Kōbō Abe, Kangaroo Notebook

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“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.” 
― John Muir

Kids at Play with Kangaroos

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And who so happy,- O who, / As the Duck and the Kangaroo? ~ Edward Lear

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“Children, like animals use all their senses to discover the world. Then artists come along and discover it the same way…Or now and then we’ll hear from an artist who’s never lost it.” ― Eudora Welty

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“Children, only animals live entirely in the Here and Now. Only nature knows neither memory nor history. But man – let me offer you a definition – is the storytelling animal. Wherever he goes he wants to leave behind not a chaotic wake, not an empty space, but the comforting marker-buoys and trail-signs of stories. He has to go on telling stories. He has to keep on making them up. As long as there’s a story, it’s all right. Even in his last moments, it’s said, in the split second of a fatal fall – or when he’s about to drown – he sees, passing rapidly before him, the story of his whole life.”― Graham SwiftWaterland

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“Only where children gather
is there any real chance of fun.” 
― Mignon McLaughlin

Myra is a Teacher Educator and a registered clinical psychologist based in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. Prior to moving to the Middle East, she lived for eleven years in Singapore serving as a teacher educator. She has edited five books on rediscovering children’s literature in Asia (with a focus on the Philippines, Malaysia, India, China, Japan) as part of the proceedings for the Asian Festival of Children’s Content where she served as the Chair of the Programme Committee for the Asian Children’s Writers and Illustrators Conference from 2011 until 2019. While she is an academic by day, she is a closet poet and a book hunter at heart. When she is not reading or writing about books or planning her next reads, she is hoping desperately to smash that shuttlecock to smithereens because Badminton Is Life (still looking for badminton courts here at UAE - suggestions are most welcome).

7 comments on “[Photo Journal/ A-Z Photo Challenge] K is for Kangaroos in Brisbane

  1. never seen: “Kids at Play with Kangaroos” – thanks for this gallery, Myra!

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  3. I lOve this post! Nicely done.

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  4. Cute! I like the one where a kangaroo is looking at the camera! 😀

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