Sabotage and Tradition
Poetry As Memoir

Top of the World

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I've been living in Melbourne for over twelve years, driven through the city countless times and seen the Eureka Tower but never been to the top. When the girls were little the phrase 'I can see Eureka tower' was a bit of a running joke with them imagining they could see it in all sorts of places like Sunshine and Nunawading.

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All that changed yesterday when we took the family to Eureka tower to celebrate our oldest girl turning seventeen. Seventeen! Can you believe it? I certainly can't. It feels like a heart beat ago when she was a baby lying on the floor at the mum's group catch up in Sydney. A mere breath since she took her first steps and spoke her first words. A flicker of an eye lash since she went into a shop in Buenos Aires and ordered some bananas, in Spanish. And now look at her - smart, stunning and funny. I love talking to her and hearing about all the things she's learning. How did she get to be so wise?

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