Barney, an American tourist, is visiting an Aboriginal cultural site in Australia. For an enthusiastic audience, one of the guides plans to demonstrate how to throw a boomerang.
He flings the L-shaped projectile outward, with the intention of it returning back to him. Or so . . . he hopes everything works out as intended.
As the summer heat is burning up the air, Barney pulls out his water bottle for a thirst-quenching gulp. Unaware, he wanders right in front of the guide.
Sometimes, opposite forces must interact in a cataclysmic event. Now is one of those moments when time stands still.
The guide yells out, “Here it comes mate!”