Picture book

A glimpse of this lush albeit artificial haven in South Brisbane. It was quite literally one of the quickest and most accessible urban getaways and stands proud as a man-made oasis amongst the concrete surrounds of the city. Leafy palms, aqua pools and a beautifully calm lagoon on the other end, this makes one rethink beauty and escapism.

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Time passes but it’s hard to feel it move when what you feel remains unchanging. Your eyes pretend of calm but when you open yourself up to fill the blank pages, you ink them with heaving skies and tormented greys. As though the weight of your burdens could only be seen by you alone.

They see that there’s another story beneath the smiles but they don’t know that it was you who called for the thunder.