Scenes from Truck Life

Interpretations of an overland trip across Africa

The rains came down and the floods came up

Elaine has chosen to document a piece of art -- a house built for her penguin Jean-Jaques on the beach. The parallels with the parable of the foolish man who built his house upon the sand, and the wise man who built his house upon the rock are plain to see. Jean-Jacques patronises the arts, thus building his house upon the rock of civilised society, and prospers in the rain. But the group, who have elected to sleep in utilitarian tents, thus ignoring the cries of their souls for aestheic pleasure, are soaked.


At 4:08 am, Anonymous Anonymous challenged the artworld by saying:

Very lovely sketching and nice colours! MikeW

A variation of an old joke...

Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson go on a camping trip at Chitimba Beach, set up their tent, and fall asleep. Some hours later, Holmes wakes his faithful friend.

Holmes: Watson, look up at the sky and tell me what you see.

Watson: I see millions of stars.

Holmes: What does that tell you?

Watson [ponders for a minute]: Astronomically speaking, it tells me that there are millions of galaxies and potentially billions of planets. Astrologically, it tells me that Saturn is in Leo. Timewise, it appears to be approximately a quarter past three. Theologically, it's evident the Lord is all powerful and we are small and insignificant. Meteorologically, it seems we will have a beautiful day tomorrow. What does it tell you?

Holmes: [silent for a moment]: Watson, you idiot, the storm has blown away our tent.


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