Rita Walker: Australia (Blog Five) by Dan Watt and Taylor Norris (reference links at bottom)
“Our spirituality is a oneness and an interconnectedness with all that lives and breathes, even with all that does not live or breathe.”
As she heads into the South Pacific Ocean from the Hawkesbury River, Rita changes from many trout into a single three meter long bottlenose dolphin. Dilga’s milk will protect her from any pollutants caused by sewage being dumped into the ocean near the coast of Sydney. Everywhere on Earth there is a pollution problem it seems. Bottlenose dolphins that have died are often given an autopsy to see what contaminants they have accumulated.
Albi Rose taught her that life constantly flows but so can death. Both are important for the balance of existence. Moving with the seasons to areas that are bountiful in flora and fauna without changing the landscape are important to all the Australian Indigenous groups. But the permanent living in one area throughout the year seems to have burdened the environment. Fixed locations cause too much waste dumped into waterways and the movement of plastic and other waste to designated areas to accumulate until it overflows into the pristine areas.
Exhausted from thinking of all the Earth’s problems caused by humanity she longs to explore the kilometers of ocean water below her. But that will have to wait. She’s decides to invite her friend Zsofia to Sydney. Perhaps she can get Zsofia a guest lecturer position as a Biomedical Science expert.
Blue Mountain Jenolan Caves background pic by Peter Samuel with Rita Walker body makeup by @amasonart Alannah Mason, model Taylor Norris, picture of model by Dan Watt