But this weekend it all came out, excited babbling about what happened, how I felt, the people I had met, etc. I realised that I was still was deeply affected by my experiences.
Audrey said, "I guess it was a trip of a lifetime." I'm not sure that it was, because I'm expecting more like it - and maybe even better in the future - but it was certainly a life-changing experience. Even now, I still cannot explain properly what happened and how I felt. I guess much of it is still deeply personal.
However, I have written about the trip and posted it on this website. If you've missed it, I've included the link to the first page here. You can follow the links at the bottom of each page (right side) that will take you to five other pages.
I've also included two short video clips below which are not elsewhere on the website at present. Larrakia man Ash Dargan travelled down from Darwin to spend a few days with us on our cultural tour in Nauiyu. Ash is not only deeply involved in trauma healing, but is also one of the world's leading Didjeridu players. He played to us for three evenings (Didjeridu, flutes, guitar) and his performances were just so special.
One day, we were driving back over the crossing at the Daly River when Ash slammed the car to a halt, stepped out, and started to play his drum whilst sitting by the river. I was just stunned watching and listening.
Then Ash started to play his Didjeridu. It was magical and I swear I saw Ash and his music begin it merge into the river. I cannot explain or even picture it properly now, but I get goose bumps when I think back to what I saw and heard.
I pulled out my phone and filmed two short extracts, but that cannot capture what I saw. Anyway, here are those clips.
Enjoy the web pages of my trip. See you tomorrow. I just can't wait to go back to the NT and develop our Voices of the Rivers project.