How must it be to casually caress the sky in a way the earthlings merely dream of?
As die water aan jou mondhoeke lek As jy watertrap met die son in jou oë maar jou voete trap alles mis en al waaraan jy kan dink is die veiligheid van ‘n kis. As jou asem min raak en jou arms gryp na rus Sal jy 'n rukkie kan aanhou trap want dis instink … Continue reading Verdrink of verbrand
It's quite interesting how we sometimes move in circles. Or at least now and then return to circle the same concept. I am currently reading a great book called Sapiens: A brief history of humankind by Professor Yuval Noah Harari. This is truly a book that shakes your worldview a little and I recommend it … Continue reading Living in harmony
Ek vibreer net hier. Soms te voet, soms ver ente met 'n enjin. Ek vibreer net hier. Deur besige strate en verby baie pare oë. Ek sweef deur die skare, almal sien my, maar ook honderde van my. Anoniem en vlugvoetig. Ek maak nie groot golwe nie. Ek skiet nie wortel nie. Ek trap nie … Continue reading Vibreer
Hanoi, surroundings and constituents I can’t believe it has been 11 months. It feels surreal that I have to step out of this microcosm and return to my African spot in the grid on the other side of the world. I have to step out of this unique blend of people, bikes, smog, dogs, rats, … Continue reading Goodbye Hanoi
(A repost - written on 29 December 2013 after I learnt about a painful betrayal by someone I trusted with fragile bits of my truth and my fears) The secrets we keep And those we think we keep And the fictions others hail as secrets The thrill of the walls we build The violation of … Continue reading Secrets
In your climb up the hill you will pass some wild flowers. They may all deserve your admiration and a moment of your time. They may all warrant a stop, a look or even a soft touch. Some are breathtakingly beautiful and so detailed in their composition that you simply feel compelled to kneel. To … Continue reading Are you picking wild flowers?
April 2017 Alles is nie pluis in die hoofkwartier. Dis verwarring en wrywing. Dis twis en amper-waansin. Altyd. Dis die wilde queen wat die skip stuur, Sy stel die visier en tuur, met 'n passie en 'n honger. Sy blaf begeertes en stel eise. Sy maak almal benoud. Sy sit ongeduldig terug. Dis … Continue reading Skip stuur
I have been living in Hanoi, Vietnam for 11 months now. It has been an extremely profound experience. Internally and externally. I learnt so much about the world and it's people.. more on that later. But I learnt even more about myself, the depths of the human spirit and this journey I'm on. This is … Continue reading The journey inward
Humans have always had a spark that other earth dwellers don’t. Wanting more than you need. Wanting to grow, expand, conquer and own. Wanting to know, predict, kill and save. Wanting to simplify, never succeeding. We’ve always done this. Inherently part of our species Constantly losing out of focus that thin line between ambition and greed. … Continue reading We bite off too much