Friday, April 02, 2004

Aurukun Calling

My day yesterday was filled with experiences but then after going to bed a 1am this morning the phone rang and it was my "brother" Daniel, actually a very close friend ringing me from Aurukun, a small in population (1100) but big in space (7,500 sq. kilometers) Aboriginal community on the western side of Cape York in the far north of Australia. There are four language groups in the area and it is famous for its wood carvers (men) and weavers (women). It looks like I will be visiting Aurukun when I travel to Australia in May....this is something I was on my way to do five years ago when I ended up about to be a father in the north of Sweden..... Now I will see the place I’ve wanted to see for a long time: