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?


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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