This is a transcreation of the Maman A Majid Binfas poem “Ayah” (Dad)
My guess is that Maman’s father had a very similar personality to my dad, but was in a society where that gentleness is better valued than in The West.
Geoff Fox, 26th December, 2020 Terra Nullius
The ninth day of the ninth month is a very important day.
Selamat Ulang Tahun Presiden Yudhoyono.
Geoff Fox, 9th September, 2020, Terra Australis
In 2019, believing I could not survive Australian spiritual and political oppression, I sought freedom in Indonesia.
If all I have in this world is the civilised humanity of Indonesia and a life of prayer, I will be very rich indeed. Click the clip below to see one prayer.
Australia is a nation founded on denial and greed. Fear rules. Jadi aku berhijrah ke Jawa. The above film clip is a prayer of love for this magic island.
Aku berhijrah ke Indonesia cari aman. Click the above link to see my prayer both for safety and in praise of serious discussion.
The beautiful dream of being Indonesian has now become my need. Aku berhijrah ke Malang cari aman. (Doanya diklik dibawah.)
When Islamic leader K.H. Musoddaqul Umam, of Malang, renovated his house, he made an opening in the new balcony to save a beautiful tree.
Islam is green.
Click below to see how Indonesia opens me to God.