Not for ourselves

“Be ready at any moment to sacrifice what you are for what you can become…”

Charles Dickens

Sacrifice is the centrepiece of the ANZAC Memorial in Sydney. The Australian character doesn’t always sit well with patriotism, formality and tradition. Sacrifice feels a better fit. Putting your welfare in peril to to help or protect others. It isn’t just about war. Recent bushfires, weather crises, inequity and boys stuck in Thai caves are all part of the narrative. The sculpture was commissioned from George Rayner Hoff in 1932. Hoff is an interesting guy. I will deal more with him later. Each day at 11 am a simple ceremony of reflection is held at the amphitheatre housing the sculpture. It is moving to attend. #checkoutraynerhoff #letsmakelemonade

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