LOVE of place is a contagious thing. Spending time with people who love where they live is an inspiring thing to do. In the past few weeks, Terry and I have had the extra joy of hanging out with local musicians who have been composing and recording soundtracks for the series of short films we are making for the Coastal Connections project.
Just to remind you, Coastal Connections is the Council-funded community well-being project in which local people are expressing their love of blue and green places through different creative forms, including writing, photography, painting, music and film.
Just before Christmas, we finished the first cuts of six of the films and the musicians were able to start the process of composing music for the films. As they began their work, Terry and I headed down to Mallacoota for Christmas with our family. It was a year since the bushfires and it was both poignant and healing to be there. Christmas Day was spent with the extended family at the new house my daughter’s mother-in-law has bought since losing hers in last Summer’s bushfires.