Saturday, September 16, 2006

Contents of a shoulder bag

A young American female blogger from Bahrain listed the contents of her handbag - oh what joy, perfume and the pleasures of the young! I looked at my chunky Fijian masi design bag and checked out the contents. Oh, sobosobo! No lipstick or comb to be found!

Not so joyful - too many bills, timetables, junk. Here is a sample. Yes, even the stones, but they were in a bag - $3 for these polished stones. The knife - well, that's now safely back in the kitchen. I couldn't find a pencil sharpener at the time. The Cherry Ripe wrapper - Peceli ate most of its contents! The coloured leaves - I'm a bowerbird, picking and collecting.

The music - I played this morning. Music by Rod Boucher. Words, that lovely Irish blessing -
May the road rise up to meet you,
may the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and the rain fall soft upon your tracks.
And until we meet again,
may God hold you in the palm of his hand.
An elderly woman from Belfast first told me these words and now I've found some great music to go with it.



Blogger tooners said...

wow... my gawwwd, the contents of your bag girl!!! a knife! now, how long did you carry that around for? the leaves.. how did they not become crushed or torn? lovely leaves though! i love smooth pebbles/stones! great stress releaver!

you don't carry much... i don't usually carry a lot. i change purses often - when i get bored.

i loved seeing your bag contents!!

3:22 AM  
Blogger Penny said...

Wendy, I havent had time to look at things on your blog for a few days, such a lot of stuff you have done. i love what you did in the Botanical gardens, I am interested in you bags contents, I do have some make up but rarely use it, lots of drawing and painting stuff and a purse, usually without much in it.
I must look up I am Australian becuse I think Dame Mary Gilmore wrote it not the Seekers, I thought they just sang it but probably I am wrong.

3:40 AM  
Blogger Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

The knife? For two days. I took it to the Botanical Gardens to sharpen a pencil. The leaves - one day.Oh, there's more, but I couldn't just upend the lot onto the scanner plate!
My small purse is chockers too of course, bus tickets, money, various cards, so I have to play a round before I get to the front of the queue at the bank.
Two Christmases ago, someone put their hand into my shoulder-bag - (a different one) pinched my purse and I only found out at the check-out that it was missing. The thief later put the purse into a Red Cross bin with cards intact, but kept $150. A thief with a kind of a conscience because at least I got my Mum's pretty embroidered purse back.
Cheerio and thanks for you comments Tooners,

3:42 AM  
Blogger Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

Hi Penny, your comment just popped in now as I posted a response to the gal in Bahrain.
I did three pics at the Gardens, then played around with them later that day and the next day. This is from the new section of the Gardens which has a kind of Aboriginal look, lots of yellow, orange, dots, curved lines.

3:47 AM  
Anonymous TechZ said...

wow, now thats a bag! :P

5:24 AM  
Blogger The Moody Minstrel said...

That has to be the most interesting assortment of woman's handbag contents I have ever seen. How does that reflect on your character? ;-)

I guess it's only appropriate, after all.

8:50 AM  
Blogger Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

I left out the marmalade jam which I just found - was meant to be a gift for someone! Maybe a psychologist could explain it all, but women in different generations have different priorities. In Geelong many women go back to study in mid-life, once the kids are older, and then their bags are full of notebooks and library cards, etc. I'm just into sketching at present.

4:40 PM  
Blogger YD said...

the knife! that's the first for a female's handbag!

I saw some collections of bag contents of some chinese girls in china. most have at least 2 mobile phones, and lots of makeup accessories. China's economy is indeed booming.

2:08 AM  
Blogger Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

Hi yd. Yes, that knife. Well, that's the first time I actually had a knife in my bag. It was for an innocent purpose. I couldn't find a pencil sharpener to take so I took a knife. I was going out sketching! I took it out the next day!

3:45 AM  
Anonymous clairewildish said...

Do you have a copy of the sheet music for Rod Boucher's Traveller's Prayer? I would like to sing it in our church on Sunday.

12:53 AM  

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