BEST: The dust storm. I know that’s a bit of a weird ‘best’ because it was messy and inconvenient and made some people very sick. But it certainly was visually spectacular. All that orange sky. And it brought a city together in that Olympics 2000 way. Except with more coughing. Still, as Richard Glover said on ABC radio yesterday “Sometimes it’s good for city-folk to experience the might of nature.” Indeed.
I must admit that I am so disconnected from nature that after I was woken by a child at 5am and opened the curtains and saw the bright orange sky, my first thought was “Gee, is that what sunrise looks like? How impressive. Look what I’ve been missing out on all these years by trying to sleep through it.”