Some people can see forever while others see nothing at all

mundi mundi plains
Mundi Mundi Plains. Photograph by Amanda Slater. Reproduced under licence. Larger size original may be viewed at Flickr.

The Mundi Mundi plains are located near Silverton, New South Wales, Australia, close to the provinicial city of Broken Hill. The name is thought to mean "lot of water" in the langauge of the local Aboriginal people but it seems a long time since there was a lot of water here.

The nearby lookout affords a great view looking west into South Australia. It is reputed to be one of the few places on earth which gives a such a long and clear view of the horizon that the casual observer can distinguish the curvature of the earth. One can see a long way but not everyone can see anything. Perhaps it is a metaphor for life. A clear view for a great distance does not mean the viewer can see anything. Some people can see great beauty, with an intertwining of simplicity and complexity in a unique and magnificent way. Some see just empty desert.

mundi mundi plains
Mundi Mundi Plains. Photograph by Ben Harris-Roxas.
Reproduced under licence. Larger size original may be viewed at Flickr.