Monday, August 22, 2011
Where I'm from.
I am from farms and open spaces, from grapes, mielies and home made mince pies.
I am from the home with the long verandah, rose bushes and ocean views.
I am from the Protea, prickly and alien and trees where elephants roam.
I am from midnight mass and quirky puns, from Portuguese ancestors and obsolete traditions.
I am from the get out your shovel and help and from go make a difference
From teas and home baked cakes and always saying please.
I am from Rosary beads, holy water, statues and Catholic school.
I'm from Somerset West, nomadic ancestors, lamb curry, yellow rice with raisins and sunsets that bleed orange and yellow
From the odd family members, the long summer days, laying on the beach breathing waiting for the wave.
I am from a jumbled mess of boxes yet to be albums and pictures one is not sure of.
I am from peace and I am from love.
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