Thursday, April 30, 2009

acceptable at the time.

this is my long weekend theme song- heck yes!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

My Pops the poet!

So this is a picture of my pops back in the 70's. in his 20's. (does anyone else hear the chorus of that "it was acceptable in the 80's" song?

He was a "surfer dude" and apparently he "was like such a babe!" Anywhoo, here are some of the poems that he wrote around the same time as when the photograph was taken. he named his collection of poems "Forgotten dreams and other lost memories". I wonder whether my dad and I would have been friends if I was the same age and lived in the same hood during that time.

People walking down the street
Body’s brushing minds they sleep
Flashing lights and screeching wheels
A heavy night it seems unreal
Deep inside can’t feel the pain
They never see the falling rain
Within themselves they understand
A tree that grows must fall by man.

Take me in your hands
Take me and sift me
Keep what is worth keeping
With a breath of kindness
Blow the rest away.

I sit and watch them passing by
A heavy night holds back a smile
I wonder if they’ve seen the moon
Listening to a lovers tune
They amble on not looking back
Times spent sure was a gas
Time moves fast the day to end.
Spending nights with unmade friends.

I think I have begun
To like you
A little more
Than I should
I’d rather not love you
Because of promises made
May not be true enough
To give you
All that you require
My love.

It’s just another shop
I used to frequent
Same as any other
That sells no happy stories
Or makes one hang onto memories
That grow dimmer
With goodbyes
And new hello’s.
The keeper of the shop
He sold my brand of cigarettes
And a fresh pint everyday
All my needs he sold
His smile he gave for free
With all my memories locked up tight
I remember his smile so well.

This is a picture of my pops a few months ago. When he saw this picture he said, "a wrinkle tells a thousand stories"- copywriting gold right there yo!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

for the love of bunnies!

this is how I kinda feel at work...everyday...aaah the bunnies.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

I want to change the world but instead I sleep.

Sat at the Muizenberg Pavillion yesterday for an hour and was so angry that I didn’t have my camera with me. Here are some things I saw:

- The rusta shark watcher from Muizenberg Beach having a full on conversation with his little sausage dog.

- A petrol attendant from the petrol station I usually go to.

- A lady I used to see on the train everyday walking and laughing with her daughter.

- A girl called Ursela Rohlwink- my brothers first girlfriend- single handedly the most beautiful girl I have ever seen. She’s all grown up now and still breathtaking. 

- Saw a couple in a car with one surfboard- one of them came to support and watch the other   one surf- that was nice.

- Every person walking in and out of the Pavillion going to the DA stand to show their support.

- A homeless man with some dogs- while holding two of them on a leash he picked up the   smallest one which wagged its tail like crazy and crossed the street with them.

- Another homeless man dressed to the nines in a beat up old suite.

 I wish.  I had.  My camera.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Oh look! a list! How did that get here?

Ok, so these cool kids are getting carried away with these lists. however, like many I too am a fan of the listo's! And since I am mentioned in a list i now have to create a listage of my owness. Are you ready? Here it comes, 7 things I love, and in turn 7 other bloggers who MUST make a list of their own.

1: The coldness of permanent markers.
2: tree's. how great are tree's?
3: Sunday afternoon naps with my bro in the lounge.
4: The smell of my dad's tobacco.
5:Going to the marmalade cat in Darling, for tea, scones and Nina Simone with my mum.
6: The bench dedications along the catwalk in the hoek of fish.
7: Watching people greeting their loved ones at the airport.

OK, don't have that many people to do this, cause most people use their blog for their portfolio's and that sort of rubbish, but here goes anyway.

6: this person
7: and you.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Chilled with these little kids. They live in a farm workers resedential area.

They had never seen a camera before and when they saw pictures of themselves, they were amazed!

They are so content with such a little, yet we who have truck loads more than they could ever coneive are still unhappy and constantly in search of more. step back today.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Quentin Blake

Roald Dahl says that there are a number of ways to identify a witch. They are as follows, in case you were suspicious of someone.
1.) They are always scratching their heads on account of the wigs they wear.
2.) They always carry strange and very formal looking handbags.
3.) They are always wearing gloves.
4.) They have no toes.

O.K. what this is really about is the illustrations in Roald Dahl's books by Quentin Blake. it's great, this should take you to his St. Valentines Day Massacre illustrations- if your used to his Roald Dahl stuff, you wont expect this!! -scroll down to his "Thoughts and Aphorisms of the fruits of meditation of Kozma Prutkov"- these are rad. Here's some of his more "mature" works. i like. i like alot.

i like this photo. but it makes me want to sit down and fight until you listen and understand. because i have questions. because you have the answers. because i am a girl before i am a friend.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

i believe in you and that will never change, but i must turn away.