Window in Time
All of Kolmanskop—a German diamond mining, now ghost town—in the Namib Sand Sea reminded me of Longfellow's "Psalm of Life":
"Lives of great men all remind us
We may make our lives sublime,
And, departing, leave behind us
Footprints in the sands of time."
Kolmanskop is famous for its worker wall art, its sense of abandonment, the ghosts of lives long gone, its eerie quiet, while the desert inexorably smothers it grain by grain. It is filled with hundreds of these bedrooms, dormitories, bathrooms, and other small quarters, into which the wind has pushed the sand. In this room, the window deflected the breeze into a swirl of sand that hung, floating and falling in the light.
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