“Have you been quiet?” a colleague recently asked, “or have I missed something?”
Referring to my blog, he was, of course. This was very shortly after my philosophical rant about Afrikaans poetry … something I’m glad to have rediscovered (at least in part) this year.
(But that is a next post, in Afrikaans and dedicated to my Grade 9s.)
Here is something I’ve long been interested in: Ruin Photography.
Continue reading Wilted Flowers
Die allermooiste Afrikaanse gedigte is nie in Opperman of Brink se afgryslik, uitgedunde samevattings nie – nie in drie dele en amper drie duisend blaaie nie. Alhoewel ek goddank bly is om hulle te hê. En wragtig goed bedoel.
Continue reading Die allermooiste Afrikaanse gedigte
Thanks to a kind invitation I spent two lovely days at the Klein Karoo National Arts Festival (better known as KKNK). As usual, it was easier to drag the cell phone around than the camera, so I came back with only a few shots – which I’ll still play around with.
Continue reading Karoo Pics
To those who don’t know, I’m not much of a believer. I try to respect the opinions of others and am in favour of religious freedom. However, sometimes I cannot help to be dumbfounded by current events and I use this blog as my little voice.
As often, my aim here is satirical. I don’t intend to convince anyone of my point of view. I oppose the idea of doing so.
If you are an easily offended Christian, it might be better not to read the rest of this post.
Also, please note, when I use the term “God” I think of a concept or even a character from literature, not a person.
Continue reading Imaginary Letter
These were taken April 17, 2017, (my dad’s birthday). I’ve tried to make them a little bigger – or I should say: not to make them quite so small.
Continue reading More Night Skies
It seems to achieve the simplicity I desperately crave is an impossibly complicated task.
Continue reading benign things
Simon of Cyrene was told to carry Jesus’ cross
he’d set out on his own but violence forced a different coin toss
the heavy burden of fate
had caused him to wait
how often a good deed leads to an enormous loss.
Continue reading Simon Series
Wherefore art thou at my quest,
when all I honestly intended was rest?
April 19, 2017, at 3:00
Despite the full moon, and an annoying light-source from elsewhere, I tried my hand at the skies, so to speak. It’s nothing spectacular, but I’ll try again.
Continue reading Moon and Stars
Lately, I’ve been keen to do a bit of night photography, but we’ve had clouds on most days and the fuller the moon, the more difficult to get the stars. The solution: photograph the moon.
Continue reading The moon tonight