Something saddens me about seeing Nature’s beauty in industrialised spaces.
Sunsets obscured by electricity wires and poles.
Sunrises veiled by factory smoke.
The ocean’s power halted by brick walls.
Humanity destroying the thing it needs more than technology.
…She says, typing from her tablet.
“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.”
― Augustine of Hippo
“There’s a sunrise and a sunset every single day, and they’re absolutely free. Don’t miss so many of them.”
― Jo Walton
“The earth laughs in flowers.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Friendship… is one of those things which give value to survival.”
― C.S. Lewis
“Be a lamp for yourselves. Be your own refuge. Seek for no other.”
― Gautama Buddha
“Without music, life would be a mistake.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche
“Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.”
― Rabindranath Tagore
“Start wherever you are and start small.”
– Rita Baily
Last night, I was invited to watch a play put on by the Xhosa Society at Queenstown Girls High School. They re-imagined George Orwell’s Animal Farm as a story taking place in South African mines. I knew I would love it because that particular Orwell novella is one of my favourites.
And what an exciting, entertaining show it was. There was plenty of dancing and singing of traditional Xhosa and struggle songs, which was done with the most energy I’ve seen from a cast in a while. This is no exaggeration – there was a point where I almost jumped out of my seat and danced along.
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