Wind of Change

Holly Kempe

Sunshine Coast, Australia

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The Australian bush…
Summertime…
An unspeakable tension fills the air.
Watchful eyes turn to clear horizons…
Clouds appear…
The mirage gradually shimmers into reality…
Smoke!

A bushfire rages beyond the ridge fanned by a searing west wind.
The Christmas tinsel hung around the porch flutters wildly as if sounding a quiet alarm.
An invisible aura entombs the body…
hot
repressive
heavy
As if pressing you into the very soil below your feet.
Lungs that breathe in smoke, filter out dust.

The flag on the gate states proudly the owners are Australians… it suddenly grows still…then, as if bought back to life, it flaps madly in the opposite direction.

A fresh wind full of the aromas of the sea, breezes past sweaty faces on its rush to quell the lapping waves of distant flames. Pushed violently back on themselves they peeter almost instantly it seems into a smoldering heap of burnt remains.

It is the nature of the land out here…salvation comes when least expected… the welcoming Wind of Change.

~Hollyk

“Wind of Change”
Photography, Artwork & Writing
by Holly Kempe ©

Sony a100 camera
Photoshop CS4 artwork
Charters Towers, Queensland

“Wind of Change” was featured in the:

  1. Image Writing group – Dec 09
  2. Inspired Art group – Dec 09

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