A Tortured Heart

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A TORTURED HEART:

“Marching to the beat of an African drum.”

Title for a new BOOK, I’m currently writing after a visit to South Africa, a happy sad land of such vivid contrasts.

Following on from A Traitor’s Heart

“It might be hard for you to understand this being an outsider; but South Africa holds the souls of its sons a nd daughters in an almost inescapable grasp… Once you have travelled, the voyage never ends, but is played out .”

from https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/category/craigs-books-on-south-africa/

Themes (to name a few) of perseverance, sacrifices, loyalty, redemption,  and most importantly, the enduring power of love

Some thoughts to develop in my new BOOK

Chapter One

Ah, but your land is so so beautiful

(with thanks to Alan Paton)

“In order to live here, must be prepared to die here.”

Final Chapter: The Other Side of the Rainbow

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Now many years later as an “older man”, I still love the country with a great passion and could perhaps  live here, but  in my personal circumstances (rather unique) how could  I ever  survive (financially) here?

SANZ

You don’t have to be crazy to live here, but it certainly helps!

See www.leadsa.co.nz

Transformation transcends

Beyond Mandela by Alec Russell

On the other side of the Rainbow

COVER: A rainbow linking SA and NZ

SANZ2

“the energy of change”

“Many small steps of obedience take us a long way along the journey.”

“Inspire, create, shine”

“Terrorism has no religion.”

Getting people to expose their hearts

– Coenie De Villiers

Kyknet ‘n ander wereld met Coenie

“We don’t just serve our customers – we serve God.” (Langebaan cafe)

at the cutting edge

“You want to be the pebble in the  pond that creates the ripples for change.”

(that’s a simile, by the way!)

The world is broken, but it will be healed. In the end good will prevail.

“The one God of many names will prevail”.”

–   parents of a slain aid worker.

“K pulls off that greatest of all literary feats. He leads the reader from a legitimate case for despair and cynicism at monumental human cruelty, into the genuine hope we can feel after witnessing an example of courage and truth telling against the odds.”

My Crazy Century: A Memoir by Ivan Klima

Review by  Jeffrey Paparoa Holman

Now let’s write the book…

17th April 2015

“A room without books is like a body without a soul.”

– Cicero, Roman philosopher

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SANZ2

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The Greatest Race: The Race of Life

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The Greatest Race: The Race of Life

“The best way to predict your future is to create it. So believe in your dream. Never throw it away. Believe in the dream even when it is impossible. Believe in the stars, even when they’re hidden in the storm. Believe in love, even when you can’t find it or feel it. Believe in faith, even when God is silent. So turn your hurts into halos and your deepest scars into the brightest stars. And when it’s time eventually to take your last breath… you will come to the end of your journey with pride behind you, love around you and hope ahead of you.”

– Benediction from Coretta Scott King’s funeral by Robert H. Schuller, founding Pastor, Chrystal Cathedral, Garden Grove, California (and slightly adapted by craig)

from http://www.selfgrowth.com/articles/Sharing_some_Thoughts_on_the_Power_of_Faith_Updated.html

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Sunsets and Moonshine

JOHN'S PIX: Pictures (great) by my old friend John ("Jet")

What a show nature put on last night

from https://jetpix.wordpress.com/464-2/

Photos (great) by my old friend John (“the world’s third worst photographer”, so he calls himself), but whose photographic talents I definitely  do NOT possess)!

A passion for any object, anything will ensure success, for the desire of the end will point out the means”

– William Hazlitt

The person born with a talent they are meant to use will find their greatest happiness in using it.”

– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German philosopher and poet

“Talent does what it can, genius does what it must!
– Robert Bulwer-Lytton
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The plastic surgery was an outstanding success!

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“It’s always darkest before the dawn”

JOHN'S PIX: Pictures (great) by my old friend John ("Jet")

from http://www.itsalwaysdarkestbeforethedawn.wordpress.com

Photo (great) by my old friend John (“the world’s third worst photographer”, so he calls himself), but whose photographic talents I definitely  do NOT possess)!
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‘The Sun Also Rises’

A New Dawn

Photo (great) by my old friend John (“the world’s third worst photographer”, so he calls himself), but whose photographic talents I definitely  do NOT possess)!
TOGETHER, one mind, one heart, one soul, one small step at a time, we can make some difference towards a better world, a brighter tomorrow
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Dawns and Sunsets

JOHN'S PIX: Pictures (great) by my old friend John ("Jet")

Many sunsets
Gold and crimson
Have dripped on the horizon,
Weeping for the dying day.Many dawns
Have risen
In timely resurrection
From their cradles of light.Sunsets and dawns
Dawns and sunsets.
I have seen them all 

from  craig’s first novel on South Africa  http://www.craiglockbooks.com/newrainbow.html

https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2013/11/27/the-end-of-the-line/

and http://www.craiglockbooks.com/newrainbow.html

Click on https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BxslrCi5v2WzZVF2S1otaVc5eWM&authuser=0

Enjoy

A passion for any object, anything will ensure success, for the desire of the end will point out the means”

– William Hazlitt

“Talent develops in quiet places, character in the full current of human life.”

– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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