My final day in the final Kaalamaya speaker's truck, Brian took me to where he grew up. Then he told me he has rapid-onset Alzheimer's and in a few months? All of this will be lost. He is the final speaker, the only one of his Aboriginal mob to share these stories - and I am the only one who is writing them down and taking photos.
The only one.
Perhaps I was sent here for a reason.
I am the only one who he has shared these stories, and the one who can preserve and bring them to the world.
WOW. I'm haunted and blown away.