Into the great beyond

2008-07-02 00:00

One goes through peculiar sensations when one’s about to depart. I’ve lived in the Pietermaritzburg area for most of my life. The terrain’s so familiar, yet on departing I’m seeing it through different eyes.

Last weekend we had breakfast in the Howick area. My four-year-old grandson Dylan, could see Howick Falls from the lavatory window. He delightedly bellowed: “Look, I can see New Zealand” — having seen a calendar with photographs of waterfalls and snowy mountains. I think “I wish it was so close.”

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