…that I can like something now that I never used to like. For example, I used to abhor gold jewelry, but in the past 5 years it’s the metal that I love most. How does that happen? How does the brain rewire for that to occur? What events happened to make my brain change how […]
It is sometimes agonizing, life, isn’t it. The thin balance. The joy, the ecstasy, the pain and the concern. A cornered turned and suddenly there’s a different emotion. Await like a mugger, with a plan. Waiting if your purse of joy. I was reading about a friend’s brother’s death. So sudden, so shocking, but yet […]
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Getting inspired by my anger Getting inspired by fear Getting inspired by being burned But inspired nevertheless.
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How charmingly simple. And brilliant. A pencil that has captured the greatest minds from Steinbeck to Sondheim and has produced Academy Awards and Grammy wins. A pencil. How does a pencil become a legend? Artistry, craft and sheer marketing demand. Created in 1931 by Faber and discontinued in 1998, it was consumer demand and fandom […]
It hit me this morning. I was in Target, looking for boy’s pants amongst the brown and greys and olive greens, clothes for working, clothes that mean business, when I passed the girl’s section with it’s bright colors, frills and lots and lots of pink clothes for twirling and looking cute and pretty. And suddenly I […]
I am white. I was 16 when I became a member of the ANC Youth League. My friend Tanya and I joined, meeting in the basement of a church in Tamboerskloof, Cape Town. Of course the ANC was banned in those days, so we were told to say we were attending church youth group meetings. I became […]