Sunday, June 6, 2010
A Sunday in Africa. Hmm...
I met my good friends, Janita and Mike, for a late coffee this morning. We had some catching up to do and a few red velvet cupcakes to eat. Not a bad way to start a sunny Sunday in Jo'burg. And then, out of the blue (and yellow and green it would seem) 6 cars driving quite slowly in convoy headed past us, honking their horns, waving massive Brazillian flags around, their passengers dancing in their seats to what sounded like Putumayo... It was amazing! And it set the tone for an awesome day ahead, free from the usual meshugas of negative news stories, personal dilemmas and sentences beginning with "no." We went to Melrose Arch, had a delicious lunch and watched some folks setting up the fancy World Cup Fan Park in the Piazza, decoraions, about twenty 50" 3D TV's and all. For the first time, the square wasn't full of trendy yuppies and fantastically boring snobs. Instead, there were families and foreigners and kids running around just being kids. All I could see was what's possible here at the tip of the Dark Continent if we just get on with things... and it's beautiful.
Posted by He who says hmm... at 10:33 PM