Rejuvenated - back from the desert.

Submitted: Sunday, May 10, 2009 at 10:09
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There were just 3 trees and nothing else. From horizon to horizon flat stony desert. No Mcdonalds. No tourists. Not even electrons - no internet.
Great spot.
Used to months of re-active thinking following prompts from the computer, my thoughts were at a loss. There was no command to obey, no sound, no diversion whatsoever. A complete otherness. It scrubs your brain.
Dog Rusty was lying down muzzle on a paw, his style when thinking deep. Far away a heat haze flimmered upwards. It deleted the horizon, made Heaven and Earth be one and Rusty grinned.
It took a while, then, clutter-free, my thoughts became their own again. They leafed through some pages of the life I’ve lived - and some not lived yet. They created doodles through no-mans-land. They did what kiddies do: they daydreamed. Useless, simple and happy. Had forgotten all about it.
I love the Stony Desert. It’s my head’s Recycle Bin.
(For those interested: have uploaded a short clip of it in the video section of my website. I called it ‘Three Trees Dreaming’).
Cheers - Klaus and Rusty
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Reply By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Sunday, May 10, 2009 at 10:36

Sunday, May 10, 2009 at 10:36
Hi Klaus and Rusty
You are dead right about getting away, and like you we love our great Australian Deserts. The opening scene with the sun looks unreal.
We live for each winter for when it is time to head bush. All the best.

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Follow Up By: Member - Klaus J (NSW) - Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 09:05

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 09:05
Hi Stephen, like you - winter is my season. Am too old for the summer heat, the cold is manageable with a pullover or two.
Thanks for kind comment to my clip.
Cheers - Klaus
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Reply By: Willem - Sunday, May 10, 2009 at 14:34

Sunday, May 10, 2009 at 14:34
Nice one Klaus

We are off to the desert for 3 months soon. Looking forward to the serene quiet of the bush.


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Follow Up By: Member - Klaus J (NSW) - Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 09:08

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 09:08
Have a wonderful time - shall envy you for 3 months.
Cheers - Klaus and Rusty
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Reply By: Member - JohnR (Vic) - Sunday, May 10, 2009 at 14:56

Sunday, May 10, 2009 at 14:56
Really good Klaus. Your poetry above too, very evocative.
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Follow Up By: Member - Klaus J (NSW) - Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 09:20

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 09:20
Thanks John for your very kind comment.
Frustratingly, during many moves my old Latin/German dictionary got lost. German/Latin is still with me, but of no use to decipher your wisdom about better eggs.
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Cheers - Klaus and Rusty
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Follow Up By: Member - JohnR (Vic) - Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 10:30

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 10:30
Klaus, better to eat the egg and not to be concerned just to wait for a bird. A wise saying like "A bird in the hand is better than two in the bush"
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Follow Up By: Member - Klaus J (NSW) - Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 11:18

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 11:18
Right. Thanks John. We had the old Greek and Latin in school - but that was about 100 years ago.
Cheers - Klaus
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Follow Up By: Member - JohnR (Vic) - Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 12:09

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 12:09
Klaus, you said earlier you had lost your dictionary. Try Yuni Library for phrases.
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Follow Up By: Member - Klaus J (NSW) - Saturday, May 16, 2009 at 10:49

Saturday, May 16, 2009 at 10:49
Thanks John, what a great link! And what a cheat!
Had admired all you learned people for your knowledge and your Latin, enough to give me a complex for my own skimpiness.
NOW I know better.
Cheers - Klaus and Rusty
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Reply By: Member - Footloose - Sunday, May 10, 2009 at 15:19

Sunday, May 10, 2009 at 15:19
Well written, Klaus. It certainly stirs memories of ghosts of deserts past.
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Follow Up By: Member - Klaus J (NSW) - Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 09:25

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 09:25
Hi Footy, thanks for reply.
Happy travelling to new ghosts and new memories -
Klaus and Rusty
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