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Sources: “Climb those mountains, keep chasing your dreams and then one sunny day catch hold of them, but don’t forget to stop, rest a while…and admire the view along the way, seeing how far you’ve already come from the higher slopes of life’s long (and at times very rocky, difficult) journey.”
In 2010 – before the conflicts the Arab Spring brought, before refugee bodies washed up on Mediterranean beaches and long before an American reality TV star became US President and demanded to “build a wall” – two men sat in a car in a shanty town in South Africa and talked about a child forced to flee a “failed state”.
The documentary 28UP South Africa, a series in which six children (now adults) were filmed every seven years since 1992. It shows the country’s transformation as well as the children’s, giving insight into life in a country that has gone through momentous change.
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When I was quite young I was a little baffled when my Dad said, “ Just look at those mountains, are they not just too beautiful ? “
Really ? They are just mountains, was my silent reaction.
Now so many years later, Mountains in the early morning light, or the gentle hues of evening, a Forrest at any time of the day, the unheralded consummate beauty of insects, birds, animals of any description, the sea, ever restless majestic and powerful, hold me spellbound , humble and grateful.
My wealth lies in my mind, a kaleidoscope of images, scents , nuances and feelings, the salty sea on my skin, the memory of a fragrance, a loved one, no longer there, my special, oh so special furry four footed loves, gone to a playground in the sky, perhaps.
No money in this World can buy the gentle touch of the…
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