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doppelgänger.

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 part of my aussie family

was visiting here in

ann arbor, michigan, usa

from

bunbury, western australia

and 

by chance

 went to a local county beekeepers meeting

with 

some of my family who live here

where he 

came face to face with

his doppleganger.

both with

 yellow shirts

same

glasses 

hair 

beard

eyebrows

smiles

face

age 

mannerisms.

just

crossing paths 

and

finding themselves

in exactly

the same time and place

turned and talked 

and then

went their separate ways once again.

11,208 miles
Distance from Ann Arbor to Bunbury

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dop·pel·gäng·er
ˈdäpəlˌɡaNGər/
noun
an apparition or double of a living person.

credits: p. porter, geomaps.com

“holidays are here. take special care.” – cliff richard

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to all of those who are special to me

south of the equator

way down under in australia

it is already almost christmas day for you

 enjoy it as only you can

with

santa catching a wave on a sea reindeer

wearing board shorts and sailor hat

 hot blue skies shining overhead

and

christmas carol swimming nearby.

photo credit: the queenslander magazine cover, 1934

we didn’t lose the game; we just ran out of time. ~ vince lombardi

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hometeam

detroit lions

played the new york jets

in a pre-season matchup

and i had the chance

to share the seats

with one of my grandies, (m)

at his first american football game

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he

hooted

 cheered

 wore the colors

ate stadium food

 jumped

roared

and in the end

we won

even though

 it was a bit different

from his

aussie rules football

no shorts

but lots of pads

coney dogs and pizza

and

heaps of breaks in the action.

welcome to america.

“
the trouble with referees is that they just don’t care which side wins.”

~tom canterbury

love is when you meet someone who tells you something new about yourself. – andre breton

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all of the

grand babies

cousins

from

 near

and

so far

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meet in one box.

all on one continent together

for the very first time.

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and it is a summit meeting

of the highest order

where they

talk about

important things

like

should we go climb in something else?

do you have squirrels or kangaroos where you live?

can you read?

how old will you be when it’s your birthday?

 can you ride a  bike?

does anyone know where my sippy cup is?

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in an instant

they know

they are

all

one family.

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I am sure that if the mothers of various nations could meet, there would be no more wars. E. M. Forster

 

if i could be doing anything, i’d be laying on the floor in my birthday suit eating junk food and watching something dumb on tv. – anita baker

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IMG_0113 waking up on their first morning here,

the aussie  joeys begin their day,

amidst

junk food,

stuffed animals,

blankets

and

cartoons.

and

in the cottage

of their grandmother,

peaches

who loves them.

 life would be perfect if:

Mondays were fun, junk food was healthy, drama didn’t exist,

and goodbyes were only until tomorrow.

– author unknown

never go on trips with anyone you do not love. – ernest hemingway

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the aussies have finally landed on the continent

and the little joeys have been like this since their arrival in nyc.

can’t wait until they hit ann arbor on sunday night.

jet lag is your soul trying to catch up after flying.

ryan ross