South African Tourism
“The world in one country.”
My son just did that Storms River bungee jump on the magnificent Cape Garden Route, the world’s highest
SCARY! Has bigger ‘cojones’ than his “poep-scared” father, who’d have to change his underpants…many, many times!
For more Storms River bungee jump videos see https://www.google.co.za/?gws_rd=ssl#tbm=vid&q=storms+river+bungee
‘Semper novi quid ex Africa!:’
“There’s always something new out of Africa!
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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 .”
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
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
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?
You don’t have to be crazy to live here, but it certainly helps!
Beyond Mandela by Alec Russell
On the other side of the Rainbow
COVER: A rainbow linking SA and NZ
“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
“Success: how and the spirit with which you face, then overcome the daily obstacles, the frequent trials and tribulations along the often rocky path-way of life’s magical and mysterious journey. Light your path brightly.”
“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)
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