Saturday, October 09, 2004

Fortune Favors the Meek

I found fifty dollars last night! While the others remained down at the bar, drinking, playing pool and generally enjoying themselves, I decided I would take a walk, clear my head and leave them for a while with their various merriments. After wandering the Brisbane streets, observing the happenings of the night, I eventually came to sit at a small wooden bench in one of the city's grassy areas, fairy lights adorning the trees all around.

There was an upscale party that seemed to be just finishing up at a fancy building nearby. Many people, all dressed up, came flooding out past me on their way to more good times. After a while, sitting and watching, listening to a local cover band bash out a couple of songs, I felt it was time to move on. While turning around the corner into Queen Street, I just happened to look down and spotted there on the ground, what looked like a folded up fifty dollar note, just lying there in wait. It was a busy night, with many other people in the area at the time, yet as fortune would have it, I found myself in the right place at that time.

While pocketing the fifty dollars, feeling somewhat sorry for whoever had lost it, I flipped through the other assorted banknotes of my wallet. I realised then just how little I knew of the various faces staring back at me. Except for the Queen on the old five dollar note, I would have had great difficulty recalling the names of these significant Australians. Although, I did know a little about the lady on the ten dollar bill, from a play I went to see a while ago, about her and the man who was painting her now famous portrait. It wasn't too bad. Now what was her name again?


Who are these people?

1 Comments:

Blogger Jenni said...

Hey! We seem to have very similar tastes in movies ... Have you seen Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind?

10/09/2004 11:59:00 pm  

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