When real life comes crashing in

2013-12-08 06:00

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Right now it’s 3.37am, dark and windy in Cape Town. The predawn hour is quiet but restless, with branches playing percussion on my roof.

Upon waking up, I had reached for the phone out of habit; and for an extent of time lost myself in the void of the internet, suspended in the outpouring of mourning, well wishes, and shared grief; half-asleep and feeling things oddly vicariously, too numb to summons my own thoughts.

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