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When we were children, we wrote letters with pens on paper. We folded our letters into envelopes to put them into a postbox or read them in the classroom. We giggled at those kids who wrote on their envelopes like this:

Jane Smith

4 Ordinary Street

Suburbia, Victoria, Australia

The Earth, The Milky Way, The Universe

When we were children, we naturally felt small. Our foolish addresses were a way to help locate ourselves in the big world – the universe, in fact. When we were children, we spent every moment of our time trying to figure out how the world worked and where we fitted in.

In Australia in the summer of 2019/2020, what had been held beneath the surface for a long time started to rise and it took our breath away. Fires seared and destroyed homes, hamlets, towns, states, micro-climates, farms, fauna and forests. They were unrelenting across days and weeks and months. These were bushfires not as we know or understand them. These were…
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