Long roads to nowhere

Driving on long roads to nowhere, there plays a time-lapse film of the rise and setting sun...


Long roads to nowhere

The sound of cicadas wax and wane like waves on the ocean, and heat haze dance on the horizon.

As the road turns to corrugated dirt, the world erupts with dry dust clouds within dust clouds, and columns of veiled light...

A large kangaroo appears in the side window, it keeps pace awhile, then rams your door and rolls off into the scrub, as if it never.

The harsh glare of midday's sun radiates the windscreen, until light is consumed by night and temperature drops.

The sky is full of stars, but lightning strikes in the distance and then is all around: like a strobe light on the landscape, night turns to day, then night again, and again.

A barrage of hard rain makes it difficult to see road in front. Your tyres aquaplane, and the world is buffeted by strong winds that shunt the car sideways.

But the weather clears and dawn resets the loop on a new day, as the sound of cicadas wax and wane, like waves on the ocean.

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