For over a decade now, our dear friend Catherine has bravely dived into the mess and mystery of Australian politics, and sought to find truth and understanding in it, and to share with us all what she found at Cate Speaks.
Catherine passed away unexpectedly earlier this year, and we feel her loss keenly. Her husband wrote that “she was the most wonderful, vibrant, beautiful, thoughtful, caring, passionate person and I cannot believe she is gone“, and we echo that sentiment. She was smart and funny and compassionate and kind and generous and just wanted the best for everyone, and there was no one else like her. One of her most prized possessions was a pendant her husband gave her, with the words “Exuberance is Beauty” written upon it. It was far from the only way in which she was a beautiful person, a beautiful soul, but it is that exuberance, that energy that we honour here.
According to physics, energy cannot be created or destroyed, only transformed. In that spirit, we invite you to join us here, in this transformed continuation of Catherine’s energy and passion, as we continue this important and useful work.
We shall try our very best to prove worthy of her.