Where would you go if you could travel for a year, if you could choose twelve destinations anywhere in the world to spend a month in each? Sidney, Buenos Aires, Mumbai, Shanghai, Honolulu, San Francisco, London, Copenhagen, Barcelona, Tel Aviv, Addis Ababa, Havana? I have been ruminating about the twelve destinations ever since reading MeikeContinue reading “Where would you go?”
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The earth has music for those who listen….All the sounds of the earth are like music, if you stop and listen you will eventually hear a philharmonic orchestra playing your own life’s symphony…even in the stillness of the open veld, the quietness of the early morning…
Of all the things I’d been skeptical about, I didn’t feel skeptical about this: the wilderness had a clarity that included me. WILD From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed one of the best books I’ve read in the last year or so 🙂 Enjoy!
“The cow took aim. She came straight at Walter. Everybody – the owner of the cow, Andre van Heerden; his farm workers; Walter’s friend Willem, who had come for the ride; each and every one froze. They all held their breaths. It was clear t…hat there was no way Walter could manage to get outContinue reading ““A serious sense of humour””
“You want to be a writer? A writer is someone who writes every day. So start writing…” So true… I wonder what stories this old type writer could tell?
…My thoughts wandered back to the first time I had met Walter. It had nothing to do with food, but with castrating two young horses. I was spending some time at a large cattle farm and horse-riding enterprise in the Waterberg, a remote area in the northern regions of the South African bushveld. Triple-BContinue reading “Healing Rhinos and Other Souls – How it all began”
“What is a fear of living? It’s being preeminently afraid of dying. It is not doing what you came here to do, out of timidity and spinelessness. The antidote is to take full responsibility for yourself – for the time you take up and the space you occupy. If you don’t know what you’re hereContinue reading ““…then just do some good!””
Two of my very favourite bicycle pictures – by Glenn Murray they make me want to get on my bicycle and go back to Mozambique! Thanks Glenn! “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.” – Albert Einstein
JP Meyer, one of my favourite local artists, created “HORiNg” for the Velvet Exhibition at the KKNK 2013 in Oudtshoorn. He says he would be delighted to donate the rhino work to any institution or organization that is working to save the rhino and that would also like to own it. Description of work: Long beforeContinue reading ““HORiNg” – by JP Meyer”
“It always seems impossible until it is done.” – Nelson Mandela –