Sunday, 10 May 2015


The tools of the law are words.

Words can move a nation let alone a profession. Words have the facility of giving rights to our fellow Australians where there are none and upholding rights  already held that come under threat. The value of life is essentially determined by the quality of the laws that govern it.

Pablo Neruda said of words:

I drink to the word, raising
a word or a shining cup,
in it i drink
the pure wine of language
or inexhaustible water,
material source of words,
and cup and water and wine
give rise to my song
because the verb is the source
and vivid life - it is blood,
blood which expressed its substance
and so implies its own unwinding-
words give glass-quality to glass, blood to blood.
And life to life itself.