Saturday, 25 September 2010

Happy Birthday Dom the Bomb!



27 years ago today Australia won the America's Cup. I remember this date clearly as I was in hospital giving birth to my eldest son and everyone from nurses and doctors to orderlies, cleaners and volunteers were all a buzz with talk about the race...however it was the last thing on my mind!


 
Writing these birthday blogs has allowed me to reflect on just how individual each of my children are.  They all are creative and musical but it is amazing how they all approach there lives quite differently.

                                      Father and Son                     Grandfather and Grandson (the two Doms)


Dom is my gentle giant, a very caring soul who would give the shirt off his back to anyone who needed it.  He is very empathetic and respects people from all walks of life, he has great emotional intelligence which often is missing from men twice his age. He speaks what comes immediate to mind, he tells it like it is and you know he is always telling you the truth and how he honestly feels.  As a child he was always ready to have a 'deep and meaningful' so much so that we nicknamed him 'Dom have a chat'.
           
Dom with new born brother Jesse

 He is also my thinker,
 who likes to watch quietly on the sidelines, 

 (Dom quietly musing to himself about his sisters antics)

Very early on music became very important to Dom,  he would become entranced with certain rhythms and beats and stop in mid action if he heard music.



Happiest when he is listening to music.
 Dom during a classical music exam

Dom's nature is open, what you see is what you get, when he is happy his joy is exuberent.

Excited for the very first day of school (although this pretty much only lasted for that one day)

he has always found joy in simple pleasures

Dom does not expect to be given things, even today on his birthday,  and he did not dream he would get this bike for Christmas one year, I remember he was so surprised he could hardly contain himself.




Throughout the teenage years the more quiet and melancholic Dom emerged.



Dom is certainly an individual and in his own words "you are you and I will go my own way" 

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From teenage years and pretty much still today, the guitar is an extra appendage attached to his body.  When Dom spoke to you he was always strumming the guitar in the background, for many years it felt like we were living in a musical, our lives definitely had a continuous soundtrack. To broaden his music horizons a couple of years ago Dom moved to Melbourne, I admire his ability at such a young age to pursue what is important to his inner essence, something I am only just discovering how to do.



 

 Although quite a shy young man Dom becomes a different person on stage...and then it is just all about the music.  


I always find Dom's take on various situations refreshing, he always has an unexpected view that often stops me in my tracks and makes me think twice about the things that are really important in life, he has the ability to hone in on the essential issues, discarding the trivial to form his view.

Dom It was great catching up with you last week in Melbourne, I miss you already.  Happy birthday and enjoy your day!  I will Skype you soon.

7 comments:

  1. awesome! and dom if you read this Happy birthday and i will skype you today!

    ross
    xx

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  4. I agree!! Miss you too dom wish I could have been in Melbs with you guys XX

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  5. I agree!! Miss you too dom wish I could have been in Melbs with you guys XX

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  6. I agree!! Miss you too dom wish I could have been in Melbs with you guys XX

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  7. I agree!! Miss you too dom wish I could have been in Melbs with you guys XX

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