Another day with amazing views. Another day of assignment work.
Another day of being much further away from the ground than I usually am, and I am fine with that.
There is a concrete expanse in almost every direction I can see. Trees are many, and yet in between, above and below them do buildings of great construction dominate the view that is available. Almost a maze of architecture, rigid angles and urban domination surround my location and it seems to be an okay thing right now.
There is a clear view of mountains in the far distance. Mountains that I would not normally be able to see had I been on the ground at this given point in time.
Clouds are many, and yet they do not take over the sky. Instead they share it with the blue and the sun, allowing for a feeling of openness that is not normally found when in the shade of buildings on the ground.
There is a conflicting sense of calm and suffocation when looking out at the urban landscape. It is calming in that a wide expanse of view with a far-reaching horizon is available, with everything seeming still and quiet. It is suffocating as, despite how much it makes Sydney look appealing, it is still an artificial construct that we all seem to accept as being natural that stretches out and hides nature far greater than it should.
It is the afternoon and the sun is slowly making its way out to the west, where it shall go under the horizon to have a brief respite before it must rise from the east once more. The light is warm and the shadows are gradually stretching out until they cover everything. It is still a while before they manage to complete this task, but it can be seen happening right now.
Still, the urban sprawl appears calmer than usual, the air is a little nicer and the view is still appreciable. It is as pleasant as it is beautiful and, in spite of all the noise of traffic underscoring the area underneath my location, There is a sense of quiet.
The sun is caressing my face, arguing that right now it would be better to stop working on assignments and enjoy the view, and for a few minutes it may be right. However, I must persist, regardless of how much it is shining light into my face.
Soon I shall go on a break again, to take more photos of that which is around me. However, now is the time to sit in front of the computer and deprive myself of the pleasantries of this higher view of the urban sprawl around me, despite it being no more than a few steps away from where I am sitting.
Right now, I am disconnected from the world that feels far beneath my feet, and yet, I remain attached and a part of the land that surrounds me, as it has always been.
The time it took to write five-hundred words: 09:34:30
So I was aiming to write something a little more sensible and grounded than the past few things that I’ve put out recently, and I would like to believe that I was quite successful.
I would also like to believe that this is also a bit more poetic than most of my writing.
Written in Redfern,