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.