Do you countdown the days to your birthday? I don't really. Never used to. Lockdown had me do it in 2020 because I decided to blog daily for the 44 days before my birthday. And here I am ... doing it again. Why? No idea. Probably for my own thoughts to be somewhere for reflection. … Continue reading 45/2021/43: Almost
45/2021/7: Lockdown Day 419 ZA
I think I stopped thinking about the pandemic and especially about the lockdown at some point in time. It has 'normalised'. When I see people without masks it feels abnormal / wrong apart from the fact that it is ... LockdownImage by J Garget from Pixabay So today when I saw on someone's post that … Continue reading 45/2021/7: Lockdown Day 419 ZA
45/2021/1: Yes, please.
There's something beautifully simple about these two words: Yes, please. Heartwarming almost. Especially if it's unexpected. Do we use them enough though? Why was I surprised? I have a friend who sometimes give me orders and I reply: 'Please?', then the please will come. Intriguing I find it ... it would be nice if those … Continue reading 45/2021/1: Yes, please.
28 December Today. It was a day. A beautiful day. So last night the medical emergency had me up and about between 11pm and 2am this morning. Uncle was admitted to hospital. His Covid19 test came pack positive. Let round 2 of self-isolation begin. And then the President puts us back into lockdown level 3, … Continue reading 2020: 4
07 October Last night I watched 2 documentaries. One by David Attenborough about his life and doing what he does and another exploring what became Adolf Hitler's family. Both short. Both interesting and insightful. It lead to more thinking around the story of the other side. A discussion I had with a friend over the … Continue reading 2020: 86
And just like that September 2020 is over. South Africa is still in lockdown. The pandemic is not over and it won't be for a while. How have we acclimatised? This is now part of life. I won't say the new normal, coz what is normal really? Normal differs for everybody. Doesn't it? Today was … Continue reading 2020: 93
4:44 VM: Minder
My kop is baie besig. Klomp goete gaan aan op dieselle tyd. Ek is meeste van die tyd nie bewus van die meeste van die flitskonneksies wat gebeur nie. My kop kompartementaliseer nie. Alles affekteer alles. En volgens my kop moet dit net so wees. Nie dat ek dit altyd so uitleef nie ... Ma … Continue reading 4:44 VM: Minder
Mense ... daar's 'n saak wat ek van my Ouma geëerf het. Beet.Tuis opgekookte rooi bete.Wanneer ek hulle eet grom my maag soos 'n pot oats pap aan't koke.Dis 'n saak!'n Onheilspellende gegrom van formaat! My lockdown tjommie lag ammeka en sê net 'good luck'. 'Good luck' vi wat? Grom ... grom ... grommel ... … Continue reading Grommels
Day 17: 44 to 44 at 4:44
This week: Death and Life. I’ve had an interesting week. You? I started homeschooling one of my godchildren. A friend in quarantine. A friend’s nephew in hospital. A friend’s father died. I was almost in an accident and some heavy shock vibes thereafter. Loads of thoughts. Life. How short life is. How, even though the … Continue reading Day 17: 44 to 44 at 4:44
Day 15: 44 to 44 at 4:44
When you know better, do better. Maya Angelou's quote came to mind recently while I've been watching more news than usual: "Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better." I've been watching the news again lately. I'm not sure what I want to comment on and if … Continue reading Day 15: 44 to 44 at 4:44