Congruence “I meet together, I agree”

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Her body is history. Two decades long and counting. History is winter, autumn, summer, spring. Seasons & bones. Alike they break and reset.

Ashen winter logs, autumn leaves crayoned in fades, sapphires & burning  oranges. Spring floristry peeling open like artwork at the sharp angle where her cheek and eye muscles join.

Soft summer rainbows reeling from her shoulders, sinking in her collar cleft, climbing up her neck line, pirouetting into yellow dots, inked over her strong cheek bones. Rising, till the soft bend of her brow.  Continue reading “Congruence “I meet together, I agree””

Flights, Fortune, Freedom & Friendship

“Write down this vision; clearly inscribe it on tablets (legibly) so one may easily read it/ that he who runs may read it.”  Habakkuk 2:2

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This morning whilst scrolling through old emails, I found a note from Siba to our ladies connect group. A love note full of prayer items that God has since soo faithfully answered.  

Siba  (whom I affectionately refer to as my roomie) captured and followed to send back  an email singling each of our said goals stated at cell group. Our Outcries. Our hearts hopes & Anxieties. Ambitions. Pleadings and prayers. She ends her note with these words

we need to follow-up. Accountability is key so that we keep track of the work that God is doing in our lives..I am willing to facilitate this process each month.”

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Tibet’s Magical Views

“The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.”
W.B. Yeats

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Tibet held a light to it. A magical light that evoked and captivated my senses. I know I may sound like I am exaggerating but give me a second..

Once in a while as people, we see or touch or sense things or people or places that are so different to our known knowns. These things or people or places have a spark and newness that awakens us, it almost feels magical. In May, I traveled to Tibet-I touched and felt a sort of magic whilst prancing the streets of Lhasa and Shigatse in Tibet.

In this post, I simply wanted to stuff your eyes with the wonder of Tibet’s magic. Her charitable views: white blue clouds. Her vibrant oranges, reds, crimsons seen in fluttering prayer flags across alleyways. The charming and heartwarming faces of Tibetan children and elders. Her dreamy images, beautiful, blue glamouring night skies. I hope you enjoy the magical moments that I experienced through this apple crunch.

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Colors of Hong Kong & Guangzhou

Earlier this year a friend & I decided to travel to Hong Kong & Guangzhou. I thoroughly enjoyed both places for different reasons. Hong Kong had a thing to it, you could feel it in the atmosphere. I described this thing in this video as a buzz, an effervescent feeling. The kind of sense that you get when you are walking in Times Square in New York City, the rush of exhilaration you get when you’re dazzled by multi-colored people, with curious attires against a backdrop of high rise buildings and bright lights. The feeling is life giving, to be honest.

You can read my piece on traveling to Guangzhou here. This post is a picture compilation of a few moments on the trip. DSC_0037 Continue reading “Colors of Hong Kong & Guangzhou”

“Know thy self”

Photography-Emily Tsui

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Why is it so hard to find the correct words to describe (explain) yourself?

“It is almost unfathomable to think that creatures as egotistical and as intellectually advanced as ourselves are often stumped by one question – Who am I? It may seem simple enough but, one soon discovers that the answer is not as forthcoming as expected. The initial responses to the question often answers a completely different question all together. “I am Xhosa, South African” or “I am a son (a daughter), a brother (a sister) and a student (a consultant)” these are the first things to spring to mind. These, however, only serve to describe what you are and not who you are.” Qaqambile Mapukata
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Moments before travelling

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A Skype call with my family: 2016 You can’t see me cause I am taking the picture

Again… another  Skype call?!

After years of trying to tutor my family into simple video calling, my sister has finally gotten  the hang of it. I live in the Western Cape province, studying at the University of Cape Town (UCT) and she works in the Eastern Cape +2000 km away.

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