Mirror Mirror

Ever noticed how we seem to live life surrounded by mirrors. Recently, I had the unfortunate experience of looking into a mirror at exactly the WRONG moment.

I was in the ladies’ change-room at gym, transitioning from Pilates to swimming when I had the misfortune to look up. And behold looking right back at me was Humpty Dumpty. And what’s more… a female Humpty Dumpty in a swimming costume!

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Just Do It!

Monday January 16 2017. I climb into my car and drive against the chaos that is homecoming traffic, heading to Spanish class in Sea Point. School has just reopened after Christmas break. It’s the end of yet another glorious Cape Town summer day and holiday makers and residents alike, people the promenade in droves, determined to enjoy the last glow of sunlight as night beckons.

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Hawk

I have known for some time that there are hawks on the meadow. Some days I would hear a distinct cry from the tree tops and occasionally, be blessed with a rare glimpse. A solitary raptor returning from the hunt. The sudden, silent spreading of wings in hasty ascent as I turned a corner between the trees.

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What Remains?

Stepping into the memory garden

I chanced upon a woman.

A woman? No!

Rather a girl.

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Regrets

I have been thinking about regrets; that often maligned emotion. In our 21st century media-driven obsession with projecting perfect, happy, successful, invulnerable lives, we often equate admitting regret with acknowledging failure and appearing weak.

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