Finding Signs

So often we are looking for a sign, some kind of indication about which direction to take, which choice to make or maybe some pearl of wisdom which will permanently change of our lives. As much as I looked for signs in the past, I now realise that I was really wanting someone else to make those difficult decisions for me so I could sit in the passenger seat, instead of driving my self.

That said, I still appreciate a good sign and here are a few I found in my travels around Surry Hills and the Sydney CBD when I was in town last week for the Sydney Writer’s Festival.

Hope you are having a great week. We have been enjoying summer temperatures here even though winter kicks in next week…a disturbing sign of the times perhaps.

xx Rowena

 

I finally cut my ponytail off last December but I do recall many either rushed or lazy mornings where my hair was quickly ponytailed away.

I finally cut my ponytail off last December but I do recall many either rushed or lazy mornings where my hair was quickly ponytailed away.

Above: Found outside a hairdressing salon in Surry Hills.

 

This was written beside the Buddist Temple in Surry Hills. Looked interesting especially in the light of the area's Irish heritage. Times have changed.

This was written beside the Buddist Temple in Surry Hills. Looked interesting especially in the light of the area’s Irish heritage. Times have changed.

 

 

I should stick this sign beside my bed so it is easier to get up in the morning.

I should stick this sign beside my bed so it is easier to get up in the morning.

 

Handprints-  Riley Street, Surry Hills

Handprints- Riley Street, Surry Hills

Outside a restaurant in Fitzroy Street, Surry Hills only doors away from where the Curtin family business operated for many years.

Outside a restaurant in Fitzroy Street, Surry Hills only doors away from where the Curtin family business operated for many years.

The Big Question- spotted in a boutique window in Macquarie Street, Sydney across from the Mitchell Library during the Sydney Writers' Festival

The Big Question- spotted in a boutique window in Macquarie Street, Sydney across from the Mitchell Library during the Sydney Writers’ Festival

 

I wonder if I could drop myself off here for some quick and easy personal development...

I wonder if I could drop myself off here for some quick and easy personal development…

 

Spotted at the Sydney Writers' Festival.

Spotted at the Sydney Writers’ Festival.

Spotted at the Sydney Writers' Festival.

Spotted at the Sydney Writers’ Festival.

 

A quote from Tom Stoppard found at the Wharf Theatre, Sydney

A quote from Tom Stoppard found at the Wharf Theatre, Sydney

 

Outside a florist in the MLC Centre, Martin Place, Sydney.

Outside a florist in the MLC Centre, Martin Place, Sydney.

2 thoughts on “Finding Signs

  1. roweeee Post author

    Kath, I’ll have to post some of my walking tours of Surry Hills. My Dad’s family lived in Surry Hills and Paddington from about 1850s to 1920s after arriving from Ireland. I’ve had a great time walking the streets and also found a coconut chai latte, which was like drinking a fluffy coconut cloud. There was an underground art gallery which was like a pop up shop. I loved it.

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