Magda Palmer Cordingley


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"Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world."

-Albert Einstein (1879-1955) A theoretical physicist widely regarded as one of the most influential scientists of all time.

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According to one Australian Aboriginal Dreamtime story;

In the beginning Earth lay sleeping. Nothing moved or grew because there was nothing. It was dry and flat with no hills, mountains or valleys. All living things were underground in a deep sleep. One day the Rainbow Serpent woke from slumber and came to surface where she saw and felt sunlight. She rejoiced and decided to look around. As she wandered her body left long, winding tracks while wherever she slept her curled-up body made holes in the ground. When the Rainbow Serpent returned to where she'd begun her journey she called to the frogs that came out slowly because their bodies were heavy from water they drank before the big sleep. She tickled their tummies and the frogs laughed so much that the water ran out of their mouths and filled her tracks which became rivers, lakes, waterholes and billabongs.

Another story tells that in the beginning all things were dying because Tiddalick-the giant frog-had drunk all the water. The ancestors called a meeting and decided that an ancestor worm should think of something to make Tiddalick release the waters. The worm wriggled against Tiddalick’s skin and turned somersaults. Tiddalick laughed so hard the waters gushed out filling tracks and holes making rivers and lakes, billabongs, waterholes and the sea. Through raucous laughter the frog lost his voice forever and now only croaks. But that croak is good because it reminds people of hard times when there is no water and good times when there is plenty.