Friday, February 13, 2009
all in a hot and copper sky
there was a copper sunrise, a scarlet sunset and a blood red moon today in melbourne. the air smells of smoke, we have lost track of what day it is, partly because the news every day is small variations on the same theme. more destruction, more people dead, horrific stories and knowing that it will go on like this for weeks.
w and i did a large supermarket shop at coles this afternoon and the shop was packed - coles pledged to donate today's profits from all their australian stores to the bushfire appeal. safeway and i think others are doing the same next weekend.
maybe i'm tired but things feel quietly ominous: and as though we have killed a large albatross.