Monday, 27 August 2012

Soaked to the Skin

This was the scene earlier outside the SET EDU Group offices.

The rain is incessant. It comes in powerful gusts that cause one to stop and think. It blows manically in bursts - One, two. One, one, two. One, two, one. The red hill opposite the apartment building has subsided again over night; a tree clings to the remains of the jagged slope. The roots of the upper undergrowth hang downwards, a sinewy reminder of a storm that shows no sign of ending. Trees sidestep and bow violently, their heads almost touching the flooded ground. ‘Cow’, the mange-eaten street dog, lies curled up outside the office door, his somber eyes, reflective, inscribed with melancholy.

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