Beyond Touch by Arja Salafranca was published in 2015, so, I am so late to this party, everybody else has gone home! Nevertheless, I give you my first impression of the first part of her collection. It must be just as good, still, as it was back then.
Every language has certain words which are just so precisely descriptive that you know exactly what they mean, even if it’s a very abstract concept. One such English word is ‘mind’. We just don’t have an Afrikaans equivalent for it that encompasses the concept in its entirety. But today, I’ll show you one such word in Afrikaans: Gewaarwording
With thanks to Adam Nieścioruk from Unsplash for the feature image. https://unsplash.com/s/photos/adam-niescioruk
The Miombo Woodlands is spread across southern-central Africa like a green sash. It has a truly special way in which to herald the start of the rainy season. With thanks to Meg Coates Palgrave who kindly provided the feature photograph.
October is still spring, if ever it is longer than ten minutes. It’s the month of the Jacarandas in Pretoria and the arum lilies in the Western Cape. It’s the month that inspires the arts. Dis die mooiste mooiste maand.
With thanks to Sam J Basch for the image of the Jacarandas https://koisan.co.za/
Copper has shaped the human story since the Neolithic Period. It is shaping our lives today. Are we able to sustain its availability tomorrow if we allow the demand to jump with 250% in about 50 years? We have electric vehicles on the up and up. You do the maths.
Photo Credits: Łukasz Klepaczewski (Background Wires) https://pixabay.com/users/disign-304935/
Copper Symbol: Skylnt https://pnghut.com/user/Skylnt/2