Old friends

I had a long, silly, bordering on surreal and weird conversation with an old friend last night. We talked about made-up stuff, sharply and with patience weaved and knitted our words into some real issues. Constantly painting every word with our choices of colours, flavours and innuendos. And we laughed and laughed and laughed until…

Facing pain

I took these photographs. Like I usually do. Almost thoughtlessly. Without deliberating the subject. Or the essence behind my motive. Only seeing the bigger picture. Until now. When I zoomed in. And focused. And saw the pain and suffering I exposed. Capturing a lifetime of anguish. And agony. With a click click click. Shutting out…

Homo erectus

This is where I walked this morning. And I just loved it! And I am never going to tell anybody that I sat on my bum in the long grass to take the pictures of the fluffy little balls of nature against the sun and that I couldn’t get up again because of the knees…

Foot 1,2,3,4,5

Foot#1 Every day I see this klip in the path where I walk. And every day I say to myself hmmmmmmm that looks like a foot. And then I just carry on walking. This morning I stopped right after the hmmmmmmm. And I gave it toes. And said hmmmmmm there is a foot in the…

Paris

Parys is nie ‘n stad nie. Parys is ‘n leefstyl. Kleure. Vorms. ‘n Filosofie. Vyf elemente. Ses sintuie. Triljoene emosies. Parys is waar niks doen, jou rou siel voed met die teerheid van ‘n moeder. Waar jy jouself tot grenslose uiterstes druk om jou menswees as weerkaatsings in nat stegies en eeue-oue katedrale te los….

Eternal spring

I’m young at heart and dress accordingly. – Ivana Trump   I thought I looked quite funky on that first dry, sunny Saturday morning we had in weeks. “Very sporty,” my friend commented at the sight of my skateboard baggies, thick-soled surfer shoes and bright yellow golf shirt. Indeed I said, bowling an imaginary ball…

The good earth

The law of harvest is to reap more than you sow. Sow an act, and you reap a habit. Sow a habit and you reap a character. Sow a character and you reap a destiny. – James Allen Every morning I see you in your garden. Planting. Weeding. Touching different shades of green. The constant…

The Kiss

Nature never did betray the heart that loved her. – William Wordsworth I stood under a willow tree in the soft morning light and thanked the Universe for the abundance of love I have in and around me. At that precise moment, the sun appeared from somewhere behind the weeping leaves, and gently kissed my…

A for Always

Close friends contribute to our personal growth. They also contribute to our personal pleasure, making the music sound sweeter, the wine taste richer, the laughter ring louder because they are there. – Judith Viorst I have realised today. For the trillionth millionth time. Through the love of my friends. And my family. And colleagues. And…

Autumn

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower. – Albert Camus Autumn painted Aandrus into magnificent canvasses of colours and loss. Almost overnight. Showing me a fraction of the perfect cycle of the seasons of my life. And out of Africa, came a tantalising radiance that invaded my senses and my soul….

Liewe Jirre

I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality… I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word. – Martin Luther King, Jr. Dear God This is…

Simplicity

Life is as simple as you make it. Beethoven and Mozart and Coldplay sometimes make it more bearable. But I believe simplicity is the key to complete and utter understanding. Now. Then. Forever. Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. – Leonardo da Vinci