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All We Are is Dust in the Wind 25 September, 2009

Posted by paralleldivergence in Earth, Geology, God, Life, My Thoughts, NSW, shock.
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SEPTEMBER 23, 2009: The Australian Outback visits Sydney – the nation’s largest city. It was Nature reminding Man that it cannot be taken for granted and will not be ignored.

Photo by NSW Maritime

Man often thinks he can do anything. Clearing jungles, re-routing rivers, building cities. But it’s nothing to crow about as we are cautioned that with just a shudder, Mother Earth is always in control. 

Imagine the power. With merely a breath, the planet can pick up five million tonnes of dust and dirt whip it into a front 800 kilometres long and drive it more than 1,100 kilometres from Central Australia to the east coast and out to the Pacific Ocean – all in less than a day. Coating anything and everything in its way, the dust storm caused havoc, stopping industry and transport and costing millions in lost productivity.

This planetary nudge was a reminder that from Dust we came and to Dust we will return. Man’s miniscule reign is just an itch in Earth’s four-billion year grandeur. All we are is Dust in the Wind.



1. alivicwil - 25 September, 2009
2. paralleldivergence - 25 September, 2009

Hi alivicwil. It’s truly staggering when you consider the scale. It was a day unlike any other we have seen.

3. Russell Darnley - 26 September, 2009

Most important observations. You’ve moved me to post a few thoughts of my own. Thanks for the inspiration.

4. paralleldivergence - 26 September, 2009

Look forward to reading your post Russell.

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