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Daily Prompt: NO EXCESS

‘Perhaps too much of everything is as bad as too little.’ Edna Ferber                                             Do you agree with this statement on excess?

Yes, I do agree. How can we look at the Royal Family, for instance, and believe that it is right for people to be born into such privileged positions of power?                                              Obviously they can do good; but they are wealthy! Surely helping people/State only provides them with a sense of well-being. Is it right that people, regardless of talent, be born to rule?

Power and money so often go hand in hand. The division in Australia between the rich and poor is becoming more divided. Our government complains about debt, and yet is prepared to go on wasting the country’s money by continuing a search for a plane that was lost months ago, with no hope of finding survivors.

The thought of sending troops into Iraq, interfering with others’ politics, scares me. The fact that it will cost millions, (or even billions), doesn’t seem to faze our government.

Also handing large amounts of money; outsourcing our refugees to Cambodia, who should be Australia’s responsibility, is beyond understanding. Those in charge most probably will help themselves, leaving the refugees in the same situation that they are in now, poverty stricken.

Solutions could be found within Australia, with far less expense, to create much happier outcomes. This government has no creative thinkers to bring about ways to break down the barriers they keep building.



‘The Book Thief’: a film review

Yesterday I went to see a film called, ‘The Book Thief’. If you haven’t seen it, you won’t find it a waste of time.

I don’t usually like war films and was hesitant to go. A friend convinced me, as she’d seen it, and wanted to see it for a second time.

Geoffrey Rush was amazing. The step- mother’s part played by Emily Watson was convincing. The setting was dull in colour but charmingly authentic of war torn Germany.

Sophie Nelisse as Liesel, the heroine was magnificent. I don’t know how she could appear as a young girl and a teenager; it quite intrigued me how her legs lengthened!

For writers, this film shows the development of a small girl unable to read. Learning to read and her passion for reading gave her the power to over come adversity. Based on a true story, there are sad moments, but over all a feel good movie.

Have any of you read the book or seen the movie? What did you think?