Happy Australia Day 2014

Happy Australia Day, Aussies. I’ve been amongst you for more than four years now. I am eligible to become one of you and will do so soon. And I became a dad this week to a new Aussie.

My reflection this year is that Australia is a teenager. It is, in its modern incarnation, very young. It doesn’t know how good it has it. It is not aware of its own prejudices. It complains a lot. It cares very much what others think.

But it also has a great sense of adventure. It has energy. It has strengths it doesn’t even realise. It is learning – slowly – how to be comfortable in its own skin. It wants to find the right balance between dealing with the past and preparing for the future.

I’m really happy to be here, and am proud to be part of Australia.



1 Response to “Happy Australia Day 2014”

  1. January 26, 2014 at 11:04 am

    Happy Australia day to the Canadians from the American in the UK 😉

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