National Portrait Gallery, Canberra – Previous Exhibitions

This short video is quite wonderful…

National Portrait Gallery, Canberra – Previous Exhibitions.

Jenny Sages: Paths to Portraiture is a short film featuring interviews with Jenny Sages, her husband Jack Sages, author Helen Garner and National Portrait Gallery Historian, Sarah Engledow. 

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Poetry – by David Whyte

David Whyte is one of my favourite poets. His insight into poetry is at the very least quite remarkable. The quote below is something I read and reread, and always seem to find something new waiting for me within it:

P O E T R Y

The poet lives and writes at the frontier between deep internal experience and the revelations of the outer world. There is no going back for the poet once this frontier has been reached; a new territory is visible and what has been said cannot be unsaid. The discipline of poetry is in overhearing yourself say difficult truths from which it is impossible to retreat. Poetry is a break for freedom. In a sense all poems are good; all poems are an emblem of courage and the attempt to say the unsayable; but only a few are able to speak to something universal yet personal and distinct at the same time; to create a door through which others can walk into what previously seemed unobtainable realms, in the passage of a few short lines.

via Poetry.

WHO | Ageing

In almost every country, the proportion of people aged over 60 years is growing faster than any other age group, as a result of both longer life expectancy and declining fertility rates.

This population ageing can be seen as a success story for public health policies and for socioeconomic development, but it also challenges society to adapt, in order to maximize the health and functional capacity of older people as well as their social participation and security.

via WHO | Ageing.

National Clearinghouse for Long-Term Care Information

Welcome to the National Clearinghouse for Long-Term Care Information website. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services developed this website to provide information and resources to help you and your family plan for future long-term care (LTC) needs. We want to help you understand what long-term care is, how and where you can get information and services you need – now or in the future, and how to pay for services.

via National Clearinghouse for Long-Term Care Information.