Red sky at night. Sunset, Highway 22 at Naike, Waikato, NZ. Image: Su Leslie 2020
This is one of the first photos I posted last year, from a piece titled Weathered but not broken.
2018 has begun with the same lowering skies and thundery rain as when I took the photo — on January 1 2017.
Now, as then, the tectonic plates upon which my life rests feel as active (if not shaky) as those whose movement shape my country’s landscapes.
Now, as then, I am weathered but not broken.
“That’s the thing about rocks–they don’t break easily. When I held them, I wanted to be like them-strong and steady, weathered but not broken.”
― Ellen Dreyer, The Glow Stone