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From disbelief to dread: the dismal new routine of life in Sydney's smoke haze | Charlotte Wood

One year ago   |   By The Guardian

There's nothing like going to sleep with the taste of ash in your throat to give you an actual, physiological understanding of real fear Here's the dismal new routine of life in inner-city Sydney. I get up around 7am, sniffing the air. Sometimes even through closed windows you can smell how bad it is, but today it's hard to tell. I pad through the quiet house to peer out of the glass kitchen door at the sky: it's cloudless, a fine pale yellow. Some days the light is deep orange, a colour so striking that only a few weeks ago I'd be compelled to snap a photo - but now it's horribly...
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