The beauty of long layovers and being stuck in an airport you get the time to think and ponder on life, where you have been and how far you’ve come. Watching my fellow travelers pass me by I got to thinking about Comfort Zones… So often we live as we are taught, we follow what we are told about how we look, how to dress, … Continue reading Pushing the boundaries of comfort zones
No I am not talking about the operating system, I am talking about an African saying that has been blown out by the Western world. What is the real Ubuntu? Pronounced as uu-Boon-too or uu-Bun-too. Ubuntu, also known as Unhu in other parts of Africa, is an ethical philosophy held by many Africans and now Westerners (First World) that focuses on how we treat one … Continue reading Ubuntu in a Can
A man walked into the ladies department of a Macy’s and shyly walked up to the woman behind the counter and said, “I’d like to buy a bra for my wife. What type of bra?” asked the clerk. Type?” enquires the man, “There’s more than one type?” “Look around” said the saleslady, as she showed a sea of bras in every shape, size, color and … Continue reading F/H: What Religion is Your Bra?
One day we wake up to find ourselves in the water without a lifeboat or buoy, nothing to help us float, we’re stuck with no way towards the land. We slowly start treading the water, at first its easy, our legs keep us going, our arms move slowly in the water. We stay a float, our heads are in the fresh air and things seem … Continue reading Keeping your head above water…
*received this in an email and thought it in the “wows” category, so I share it with you. Perhaps it will mean as much to you as it did to me… Several times my daughter had telephoned to say, “Mother, you must come to see the daffodils before they are over.” I wanted to go, but it was a two-hour drive from Laguna to Lake … Continue reading The Daffodil Principle
Mssc54 – you mentioned the below quote ironically after I wrote this post. It is not connected to your beautiful comment. It is a bit freaky that our words were exactly the same hmm. I have a question for those who quote the bible, I am not going against it. The questions I ask are honest and have no malicious intention, just one soul trying … Continue reading A Question for Religions
A new priest at his first mass was so nervous he could hardly speak. After mass he asked the monsignor how he had done. The monsignor replied, “When I am worried about getting nervous on the pulpit, I put a glass of vodka next to the water glass. If I start to get nervous, I take a sip.” So the next Sunday he took the … Continue reading F/H: The New Priest
One Sunday I was sitting in a NG Kerk, an Afrikaans white only conservative beyond words church, it was a hot day and everyone was neatly dressed in their suits and hats. It is a day I will never forget and one that helped shape my religious views, one of the reasons that I will never belong to a “religion”. The church was full, there … Continue reading Black, White, Gay, Straight… What’s the dif?
I want to laugh some times when people utter those words, a laugh filled with admiration and love and then I want to open up my arms and just hug them. I’m talking big hugs here people, bear hugs! Some choices in our life are pretty easy to make. What to have for dinner, should your loo rolls have teddy’s on or imprints of Winnie … Continue reading It’s just not that big of a deal
I am heterosexual I am homosexual I am bisexual I am white I am african I am mixed I am asian I am latino Tick, tick, tick I am come from royalty I know famous people I have wealth I am rich tick, tick, TICK Enough already do you honestly think that is all that matters? Here is the 2D version of me and see … Continue reading In a box now deal with it… a mini rant on religion, sexuality and labels…