Tuesday, March 28, 2017

A is for Write.

They say the key to writing is to write.
Something every day

I don't r-e-a-l-l-y want to do a "about my life" type blog (although it may impinge from time to time)
so I have hit on this plan -
Going through the alphabet, writing on random subjects, starting with the letter for that day.
I am aiming at (holds breath) something every day!

This is a kind of dare to my doubting self -
Will I keep at it because I've said it out loud in public?


"Angry is just sad's bodyguard" *

If this be so, our country must be one of the saddest places around.
The level of people's anger is intense, bubbling just below the surface, ready to explode into view at any moment.
Today, with the president having summoned our esteemed Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan back to the country in the middle of a road show overseas like a naughty school boy, the anger is palpable.
Of course this is just the latest in a litany of other questionable goings on, which only adds fuel to the fire.
There is anger -
About the levels of corruption
About the funnelling funds to cronies and away from the poor, who have always suffered the most
At the betrayal of those people who faithfully vote for the betrayers every election, choosing to believe that maybe, just maybe, this time they would deliver.
At a country being run into the ground for some people's personal gain.

And behind it all, sadness looking for a way to cope with the pain.

  *Liza Palmer


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