Strawberries in the Desert

Story telling from Australia

Magic moment

It was one of those moments when the world seems smaller, connections stronger.

Big Ben at night

At precisely 21:49 last night the temperature in Sydney was sixteen degrees. The temperature in London – nine hours behind Australia and half a world away – was exactly the same. So was the temperature in Bristol, on the opposite side of the UK. I checked the temperature in Broken Hill and it was fifteen degrees, which was a bit disappointing until I added up the individual digits of 21:49. Sixteen.

The world is still turning. The distance between England and Australia hasn’t changed and autumn is still creeping towards friends and family back in England while spring’s energy is tangible here in Sydney. Broken Hill is still twelve hundred kilometres away.

Last night though, that distance magically disappeared. Just for a moment.

13 comments on “Magic moment

  1. Adele Hughes
    September 21, 2014

    It was a magical day yesterday, we had rain at all the properties
    Dulacca – 11; Banchory 42; Crescendo 44. They also add up to 16. It’s still raining too. So yes Deb, the world does still keep turning. 😊 xx


  2. debhuntinbrokenhill
    September 21, 2014

    Wonderful to hear that Adele, absolutely delighted for you! x


  3. Eliza Waters
    September 22, 2014

    Love the connections!


  4. debhuntinbrokenhill
    September 22, 2014

    Thanks Eliza, it helps to make me feel closer to family (and I have a sister called Liz) 🙂


  5. Hel
    September 22, 2014

    Only 8 degrees this morning, Deb, but a super warm welcome waiting xx


  6. wendylockyer
    September 22, 2014

    We will always be connected, however much distance there is between us. Thinking of you always 🙂 and lookin forward to November sis x


  7. Emma lockyer
    September 22, 2014

    Love you.


  8. bkpyett
    September 26, 2014

    Lovely connections! Numerology has its fascinations! Yesterday you mentioned it was the beginning of spring, I hadn’t realised that it wasn’t the 1st Sept!


    • debhuntinbrokenhill
      September 26, 2014

      Apparently the weather bureau thinks we would get confused if it wasn’t the same date every year, it can shift by a day or two each year. Numbers used to scare me but something must have shifted because I realise that this post all about numbers was my 100th!


      • bkpyett
        October 9, 2014

        Am glad you are relating to numbers, as I am too! So many things can’t be coincidental! 🙂


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I'm a writer based in Australia with a passion for gardening, remote places and people with a story to tell.

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