Dark Clouds

The effects of climate change are here. Weather patterns are drastically changing, with natural disasters being felt to extreme and unusual degrees and the worst predictions about the consequences of climate change manifesting in our lifetime. ‘When elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers’. An African proverb from which a parallel can be drawn …

Labels

In Shakespeare’s timeless words, ‘Would a rose, called by another name, smell any less sweet’? The labels we use are reflective of our thoughts and perceptions towards a person or thing. Humans use words and labels to symbolise our interpretations of things, and these can hold deeper meaning than the face value. We as people …

Pula

It is said ‘be careful what we wish for’. Having experienced drought and low harvests, and many of us having prayed and pleaded, the heavens have answered and the clouds have poured down with torrential force and at times, devastating effects. Water cleans and cleanses, replenishes and nourishes. It is without question, second to the …

Reform

It is the beginning of a new year and above that, the launch of a new decade. New Year’s resolutions are set, with undesirable past behaviours identified for elimination and positive new targets and ambitions laid out as roadmaps for the year ahead. The setting of goals and targets provides the basic outline and direction …