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I am going exploring…
Off to take some time out from work,
power outages, routine, markets, medical practices,  home maintenance
responsibilities and the general run of the mill realities.


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Cape Town will keep going,
the mountain will keep standing
business will keep booming,

Kirstenbosch will keep the boomslang,P1070427


and also the dinosaurs.

Fynbos will keep blooming,

runners will keep running, walkers walking
and tourists will keep flocking.

Books keep being written, stories told.
Birthdays celebrated. Losses mourned.P1030887

And weddings will be planned…IMG_0749

and planned some more.

Flowers grown, imported bought and sold.







Winter will progress,


The earth will keep revolving,
Everything will turn green in this verdant winter rainfall region
and life will continue.

In it’s own extraordinary and ever changing way.



The words from the musical “My fair lady” come to my mind…

‘Art and music will thrive without you
Somehow Keats will survive without you
And there still will be rain on that plain down in Spain
(or maybe Mitchell’s…)
Even that will remain without you, I can do without you

You, dear friend, who taught so well
You can go to Hartford, Hereford and Hampshire
(or down South)

They can still rule the land without you
Windsor Castle will stand without you
(Or maybe Cape Town Castle…)
And without much ado we can
All muddle through without you

Without pulling it the tide comes in
Without your twirling it, the Earth can spin
Without your pushing them, the clouds roll by
If they can do without you
ducky so can I….

Problem is,

Ducky is coming with me
I can’t go exploring without Peking,
It wouldn’t be Fair,
My Lady.