The Zero Waste Lifestyle is a popular catchphrase of late which you can't avoid if you engage on social media. It is a lifestyle I want to engage with, whilst acknowledging that I am doing so in a society which often doesn't see 'waste' as a problem, or perhaps more to the point, individuals believing that them saying no to the straw would make no difference. It will. However, we all need to engage mindfully, knowing that in many ways this way of life is a privilege afforded to those who have options. Not everyone does. Do your bit kindly.
YOGA..... yeah I'm the one at the back of the class listing dangerously to one side whilst trying to hold my drishti point... who am I kidding - I am just hoping I don't embarrass myself and end up a tangled heap on the floor!
It has taken me a while to find a studio where I feel I can list dangerously and still be accepted and finally I have and my yoga class has fast developed into a habit I actually look forward to and one I am keen to follow through on... now to work on those eagle arms!
X - the 24th symbol in our modern alphabet. It is a letter that only starts approximately 120 words according to the English Oxford dictionary.... most of them unpronounceable and unknown to even English speakers. Yet it is a symbol which carries meaning in so many other arenas...
Algebra: x = ?
End of text messages - x xx xxx - how many x's denotes how much you are loved
x for multiplication
X for incorrect
X for voting
X for Chi in the Greek alphabet
X as an acceptable representation of the word Christ
Such an innocent symbol used to convey many different meanings.
Writing is a cathartic exercise for me and in many ways it has replaced the role that photography had in my life when it came to expressing my feelings. At one stage photographs were my only means of communication, the only way I could express what my deepest inner soul was feeling. Over time I began to feel comfortable and put those thoughts onto paper using different forms of poetry and journalling to do so. It is still not always the most comfortable route to take but I know there is a story inside of me waiting to be told...
Vote - I admit this is a topic which gets me on my soapbox. My opinion is quite straight forward - if you fail to vote because of YOUR own voter apathy then you forfeit the right to complain for the next 5 years! As we head for the 6th democratic elections in South Africa your vote is more important than ever. Exercise the right which has been given to you by people who sacrificed their lives for it. Vote for a better South Africa for ALL, not just your corner. Vote because your mark on the paper does make a difference.
You reach a point of accepting that you made mistakes,
they cost you dearly and that you can't change the past.
At that point you stop raging against your history,
and move forward
into a calmer, less self destructive frame of mind.
Photographer and Writer