has been in touch with me and given me her website and email address should anyone wish to buy a copy. The art and poetry in the book simply and truthfully paint a picture of what it is like to live an everyday life in 21st century Israel. I wrote about it in a previous post and can recommend it as an informative and enjoyable read. Helen's website is here.
You could be forgiven for thinking the photo below is taken somewhere on a sweltering hot day in Australia. However, the actual air temperature when I took it, would be sure to give the truth away. It is in fact a neighbour's eucalyptus tree here in the South Island's cooler southern climes. I managed to capture it just as the sinking sun was smothering it in light.
Make you think of a golden summer day? Ha! That just shows you how the camera can lie. I was about to pull the curtains and light the fire.
I have my suspicions though, that having seen one sunset, you've really seen them all ... after all, aren't all sunsets similar? So what makes us gasp anew when we see yet another?
Does watching a new sunset makes us forget all the others? Just how much reality can we retain? And then, as the science fiction writer Phillip K Dick used to say, what is real anyway?