A picnic of promise: An introduction

2018-03-26T03:39:03Z (GMT) by Kieran Finnane
It is as though a mouth in the rockface has been prised open and stomach contents disgorged, teeth too. This is the deepest of the scars left by the quarrying of stone from the range rising along the southern side of Ilparpa Valley. The disgorgement settles on a flattened turnaround for trucks and machinery, high above the valley; a second smaller turnaround has been carved out below. The road leading up to it has eroded into a deep gully; just a goat track at the side holds on, buttressed by buffel grass and rock. Up this track we go, for a picnic of promise.<div><br></div><div>PAN: Philosophy Activism Nature, No. 13, 2017: 29-35<br></div>