Mark Twain once said, "History doesn't repeat itself, but it does rhyme." That's race relations in Australia today. I admire the simple, straightforward call by Dr Charlie Teo for Australia to address racism on Australia Day. As an Asian-Australian I deeply sympathise with Dr Teo's speech.
I noted this new coronal mass ejection as part of what will become a normal and disruptive occurance over the next 11 years. I have featured this in my painting The Emaculate Contraptio n because I think they will have an enormous affect on our environment.
On mountains & cliffs of snow the awful apparition hover'd;
And like the voices of religious dead, heard in the mountains:
When holy zeal scents the sweet valleys of ripe virgin bliss;
Such was the hollow voice that o'er America lamented.