My family was tired of me always being behind with what’s new and exciting in Joburg so they dragged me to The Zone in Rosebank for the new “best” thing, Wakkaberries’ at Wakkaberry – overpriced frozen yoghurt strictly for toddlers if you ask me.
So during a fit of hiccoughs I answered to an advertisement in a newspaper and bought a new pair of shoes on account at Edgars - they fitted me so well that I briefly considered claiming an elderly cobbler had toiled for many days to get them to my exact specifications (but decided against doing that) because I suddenly realized that surely anyone would arrive at that very same conclusion without being encouraged to do so (after seeing how snug they fitted me). It’s a life-changing moment when you finally get a pair of shoes that fits you just right, I trotted through the mall with a renewed bounce in my step, resisting the urge to click my fingers at strangers, click click, and then point at them with both hands and say “Get your people to call my people, maybe they can set something up and we can collaborate on something”. Instead I went home and back to grappling with which one on my below playlist to chuck out for the week, a daunting task, ….
…it was also when I decided to say something briefly about relationships. I believe that the best and most long-lasting relationships are those where the two people have all but totally given up on each other, eccentricities’ and quirks slowly become endearing signs of individuality in their own right, over time, that is. I believe that wealthy people should Not be having the exact same problems as Ordinary Joe down the road, playing carom or dice and barely able to keep the wolf from the door, are Judy and Tokyo REALLY fighting over money!?
Allow me to explain: stretch your imagination and imagine that I was extremely wealthy, now imagine me not only have cash to burn but also a 25 bedroom mansion inside a quiet gated community, all the cars and boy toys you can think of. I start arguing with my girlfriend at 2 in the morning – do you know what I and any normal person would do? I would call security to have her removed, or I’d book into the nearest 5-Star Hotel where I’d enjoy a good sleep or call over some friends and party the night away. Now back to the situation of most people who are bonded up to their ears, who rely on a joint income with their girlfriend/boyfriends or better half to survive and cope through the ravages of a monthly budget – with barely enough to buy cigarettes, these are the people who have No choices when fights break out and yet they are the ones who seem to keep things together in a better way. Hey, us people are allowed to gloat at the miseries of the super wealthy, the reverse is not true, wealthy people are not allowed to gloat at the miseries of the poor, it’s considered to be in very bad taste if they do, in fact, we won’t stand for it so stop thinking what you just thought.
Just a quick word on religion if I may, I know they say one shouldn’t air one’s religious beliefs in public but say what you want religion serves as a moral compass for people, specially youngsters, it is also very comforting and reassuring in dealing with tragedy and loss.
People make the huge mistake of judging religion by it’s many tin pot “leaders” who get into it for all the wrong reasons. There Are Forces of Good and Evil in the world without doubt, so whether we call the good “God”, “Allah” or whatever and whether we call the Evil Forces “Devil” “Satan” or whatever - we who believe, have faith in the unlimited mercies we enjoy at the hand of the Powers of Good, so atheist, stop blaming God for all the catastrophes’ already.
Loads and loads of Thanks for all the support for my writing one and all, there have been haters but it’s been nothing short of phenomenal! Not only my family, FB friends but I’ve also been praised to the heavens by total strangers in town and in the malls, some offering to be my agent who always makes me smile. Strangely enough, instead of making one conceited, it humbles a person like very little else can.
I’m going on an offline break after today, Happy Birthday to all those who have birthdays, Get well soon to those who are ill.
Peace and God Bless!