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(8) Indian Summer in Adelaide



It is that time of the year in Adelaide, where the sun sets

in a glorious spray of vivid gold and red colours

that fluoresce the clouds to match the source of their brilliance.

In the East a near full moon, almost too bright to behold

is already visible in the pale grey sky soon to be

the dark blue and black of night.

The air is still, not even a breath a wind.

The sky hangs it palest blues before they change

to green and pinkish yellows as the sun disappears.

Clouds float and change their clothing for the approaching night.

The night air, not cold nor hot wraps its warmth around me.

Stars arc the Earth's night sky as if watching us, watching them.

And it is all reversed in the early morning as that magic

that was West is now in the East and dawn matches twilight

with the eerie silence of the sun's intensity. The night fades to day.

The stars I watched for hours I can no longer see,

but I know they are there.

We call this our Indian Summer.

Is it any wonder I do not sleep?


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For what it's worth, my best sleep is often as the sun comes up and darkness is no more. That was very beautiful Des, and no, it's no wonder you don't sleep. I think you need to figure out how to turn off your mind for a few hours.

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For what it's worth, my best sleep is often as the sun comes up and darkness is no more. That was very beautiful Des, and no, it's no wonder you don't sleep. I think you need to figure out how to turn off your mind for a few hours.
Trab, if I turn it off I might not get it started again.It was hard enough getting it going the first time and still isn't running right. :evilgrin::biggrin::icon6: I know what you mean about sleeping as the sun comes up, I do that. :icon6:
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A bit off topic, but I still can't wrap my small mind around that right now, you are moving into winter, where I am finally moving into spring and summer. This seems somehow backwards to me. Though you paint a pretty picture of fall in Adelaide and I wish I could see it. But I think its still weird. :evilgrin: Jason R.

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Thanks Jason,I don't mind off topic.I understand exactly what you are feeling Jason.It is difficult to understand how one part of the Earth is in winter whilst the other is summer.Think about our Aussie Christmas, where many Northern hemisphere immigrants from UK and Europe are intent on eating a Christmas dinner of hot roast beef, turkey and ham, baked vegetables, followed by plum pudding laden with brandy sauce, custard and whipped cream, whilst the sun is beating down in temperatures of anything up to 105*F (over 40*C).The only snow for a few thousand miles is that which comes out of pressure pack can to decorate store and house windows so that everything looks like Christmas in the North.Nuts!And poor old Santa in his thick red suit with flowing beard with howling brats all dressed up in their formal Sunday best clothes to see Santa in his lair. It's a wonder Santa hasn't had a heat stroke.

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It just goes to show how the heathens in the north have destroyed Christmas. All those stupid decorations, snow, dead trees; they're all the product of heathen practises, which have now been perverted by the gift industry. We should just go back to simple crucifixions, sleeping in mangers, and some perfume for gifts to cover body odours. This would work in just about any climate.

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Trab, I am considered a heathen in the South for my views as above and the fact that I am one. hehe.But I am a bit confused, "Crucifixions at Christmas?"Really I don't mind if we all carry on a bit weird, after all it is the "silly season" as we call it in Australia.It's just if you were in orbit in the Mother-ship (cloaked of course), you might have a tendency to ask, "What, on Earth, are they up to now?" :evilgrin:

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Okay. I have to admit it. My knowledge of Christianity is limited to what I've seen in advertising on TV, and a little bit from Sunday School, before they kicked me out that very first day. Isn't Christmas all to do with Christ being crucified? Okay, I guess it's his birthday, but then later on he was nailed up by the Romans? I'm reading this as I type, and I realize that some people would think I'm joking, but I'm not. I really don't know the story and really don't care either. I guess you could call me an agnostic, bordering on aethiest.

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I guess you could call me an agnostic, bordering on atheist.
We are similar Trab, I'm an atheist bordering on being agnostic.I was raised a Christian so I know the stories and I saw all the big Hollywood religious epics! :evilgrin: Thankfully my mom was not keen on church so I went through a religious phase that just happened to end at puberty. :biggrin:
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I think that many Christians, and indeed, all religious people, have a tendency to assume that God will take care of things. Sadly, it means that there is a total lack of personal responsibility in most people, and this has had disastrous consequences for the world. Aboriginals here in Canada will often have piles of old cars and other junk in their yards, and many people find this awful. However, they are missing a very important aspect, which is revealed simply by asking, "Why is your yard such a mess?" "It's because we take responsibility for our own garbage and don't just dump it somewhere else for someone else to deal with." If only we could all have that attitude, and not leave it for the next coming of Christ to have our world returned to good condition.

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