Wednesday, February 11, 2009


I note, she told me, during the days that have followed how often I have mentioned the bushfires in Victoria and the terrible toll of lives that is increasing all the time – either bringing up the subject myself or responding when someone else does – and when a conversation occurs where neither of us mentions the bushfires I think all the time as I talk that both of us are enacting a deadly betrayal and that if only one of us would bring up the subject that must be talked about, one less person might be found to have died and one less house been burnt to a grey square of ash.

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