Alice Springs & Uluru, NT, Australia
Loved how people often asked: Is this your first time in the Territory? Sounded full of promise and couldn’t resist a grin as I replied yes.
1-2: Mount Gillen. Nice lady on her way down gave us her torchlight as we made our way up near sunset. Would still have gotten lost if not for nice man who took us down. Mountains and spontaneity don’t mix, children.
3-4: Uluru. Is a different texture and colour at different distances and time of day. There are caves, watering holes, and wall paintings in it.
5: If you see the Todd River flow thrice, you are stuck in Alice forever.
Started pouring on the drive back from Uluru to Alice and lasted three days. Funny ‘cause we were just mocking the flood warning signs on our way to. On fourth day, the Emergency Department was swamped with patients presenting with missed dialysis.
6: Came home after five months to a new neighbour, codenamed Mr Zorro. Also, where did we keep the pots and pans? What day is bin day? Where is the button thingy to open car’s fuel door? (hint: push door to open)
I exist in two places, here and where you are.
- Margaret Artwood, selected poems (via boldbrokenbeautiful)
(Source: Flickr / dodidoune)
Sunrise over Queensland, Australia
It’s not that I can’t fall in love. It’s really that I can’t help falling in love with too many things all at once. So, you must understand why I can’t distinguish between what’s platonic and what isn’t, because it’s all too much and not enough at the same time.
- Jack Kerouac (via larmoyante)