As many of you may or may not know, the Blue Mountains in New South Wales, Australia are currently burning.
I'm not even kidding or saying that in a metaphorical way.
The Mountains & surrounds are literally on fire. Bushfire.
And have been for the last week.
Firemen have swarmed the area & are doing their best to control it.
And they are doing a brilliant job!
'Burn, baby, burn!'
Has never been more relevant!
But here, i would like to focus on the positive, not the negative.
I was privileged enough to visit the Blue Mountains over xmas / new years last year.
Can i just tell you how amazingly, rugged & beautiful it is up there!
WOW.
The first time i ever went, i was about 4 years old so i remember absolutely nothing!
This time had a different impact on me.
Sitting on a cliff edge, a cider in hand & the sun shining on my body.. looking out into oblivion, mountains & valleys as far as the eye can see, the sun streaking down..
I felt free. For just that moment, i felt absolutely free.
Nothing else in my life mattered except just 'being.'
I was lost. Completely lost in the moment.
It's amazing how easily i can take myself back to this very moment & relive it.
And calm. An overwhelming sense of calm washed over me as soon as i sat down, took a deep breath & devoured my surrounds.
I could've stayed there for days just sitting, just taking it all in, just being & it would not have been a waste of time.
It's an amazing feeling & if you ever get the chance to visit the Blue Mountains, i promise you, you will only get caught up in the magic of the moment.
The only regret would be not going.
I would go back in a heartbeat & look forward to the day that i do.
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Something else positive has recently come out of the Blue Mountains in the last week or two.
Local Katoomba boy Justin Hunter has just released his latest music single!
Drum roll please.. introducing 'Clever Boy.'
And is it a treat for your ears & eyes!
If you don't believe me, have a look at the music video~ which yours truly helped film.
Justin has grabbed some of Melbourne's hottest & put them all together in one almighty clip: http://youtu.be/uNK_trhZCkc
There's a lot to take in, a lot of different faces & it really does make for an interesting music video.
It leaves the viewer guessing until long after it's finished..
Who won the arm wrestle? Why is there someone wearing motorbike gear? Why is there only 1 brunette girl? Who is the song about? Why aren't i in it?!
I had to throw that last one in.. just for kicks, you know.
If you liked it enough, here's the itunes link:
https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/clever-boy-single/id723137801

Before i forget, i also took the photo for the single cover~ Proud!
xox