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Rubbish Revelations
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Rubbish Revelations

Aug 12, 2015 by

There is something highly satisfying about collecting rubbish. Litter, trash, garbage, waste, refuse, debris. Stuff people drop on the ground that should go in the bin. I signed up for the local Litter Picking Patrol around one month ago, on a whim, after seeing them mentioned in a local newspaper. Since moving to this area, I was quite dismayed by the amount of litter...

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Consecration
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Consecration

Jul 17, 2015 by

“I am under the earth. It’s dark. I can’t see anything.” Her voice is tentative, not quite scared, but the note of approaching discomfort is audible with a finely tuned ear. “Are you in a coffin, or is it just earth around you?” I enquire, trying to get my bearings so I can help her. “It’s earth… and… oh no! There are bones all...

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Shinto Spirit
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Shinto Spirit

Apr 17, 2015 by

30 floors up, the view over the Shinjuku district in Tokyo is breathtaking. I am perched in the skies, in a high-rise hotel room, contemplating these last few weeks of travels around Japan. I have fleeting memories of monks dressed in purple, white and gold walking in a long line in the Asakusa district’s temple park. Distant echoes of their voices raspily chanting in...

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Hiroshima War & Peace
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Hiroshima War & Peace

Apr 12, 2015 by

It is raining in Hiroshima. I am walking towards the Peace Park, which is at the hypocentre of where the atomic bomb was dropped over the city in 1945. My shoes are getting soaked from above and below. Under the umbrella, my steps feel heavy, even as I dance and jump around puddles to minimise the soaking. A sense of gravity is settling in...

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Malta Marathon and on and on
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There is a storm brewing and the sun has yet to rise. People are walking around, sparsely and a bit aimlessly, with what appear to be focussed looks on their faces. It is hard to see much though – it still looks and feels very much like the dark of night, despite everyone here having been up for hours already. It is the beginning...

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