Just had a delivery from South Africa… Sent by a very kind gentleman, who knows I love Oscar Pistorius.
This was sent in November and only just been delivered now! Thought it’s loss-in-transit was metaphorically representative of what happened in and since February 2013… Luckily not. I got it, instead, just as his bail conditions were relaxed to allow travel - perhaps even Russia in August?
Anyway, I was ecstatic to receive it today :) I’ll add it to ‘the collection’ of my Oscar cuttings… seems they might be few and far between now. The positive biases, anyway.
- Joshua Radin (via smilelistenagree)
There is a political zeitgeist brewing in South Africa.
Suddenly the social frailties still existent in this post-apartheid era are being put under the microscope. One too many high-profile crimes have exposed the depth of damage woven into the fabric of the South African consciousness. And perhaps, finally, they are realising they are permitted a voice to demand something better.
- Uncle Remus, Song of the South
- Alain de Botton