"To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else, means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting." - E.E.Cummings

"You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it." - Margaret Thatcher

"I like a man who grins when he fights." - Winston Churchill

 

Vooruitsig

Kop omhoog
met ferm tree
trap ons voort
oë gerig op die horison
soekend na die plek waar die son gaan slaap.

Met strak oog
frons op die voorkop
trek ons Noord.
Opdraendes uit
soekend na hoër grond en die oog van die stroom.

Deur kabbelende kalmte
en vlammende velde
van fynbos.
Deur woude vol skadu
en waters
van rus.
Oppad na ons blye vooruitsig.

Vooruitsig

Kop omhoog
met ferm tree
trap ons voort
oë gerig op die horison
soekend na die plek waar die son gaan slaap.

Met strak oog
frons op die voorkop
trek ons Noord.
Opdraendes uit
soekend na hoër grond en die oog van die stroom.

Deur kabbelende kalmte
en vlammende velde
van fynbos.
Deur woude vol skadu
en waters
van rus.
Oppad na ons blye vooruitsig.

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Weekend Hashtag Project: #WHPmyhometown

Weekend Hashtag Project is a series featuring designated themes & hashtags chosen by Instagram’s Community Team. For a chance to be featured on the Instagram blog, follow @instagram and look for a photo announcing the weekend’s project every Friday.

This weekend’s tag was #WHPmyhometown, which asked participants to capture photographs of their hometown in honor of Instagram’s 25 new & improved translations! Every Monday we feature some of our favorite submissions from the project, but be sure to check out the rest here.

via PowerTumblr, the HD Tumblr Photo App for iOS.

Hierna

Ek wonder of ek verbaas sal wees

wanneer my hart ophou klop

(eendag)

en my asem stop,

en my wees hou op?

Sal ek verbaas wees

as ek na onder dryf

weg van die lewe se dun oppervlak

en van onder kyk hoe die son

se glans

op sy deinings dans?

Ek wonder of ek verbaas sal wees

as ek in plaas van sink

(of moet swem) sweef

en ek vind die dood is soos leef

maar ligter;

sonder my lyf se letsels,

tradisie se kettings,

wêreldse wette

en ander mensgemaakte reëls?

Sal ek verbaas wees as ek leer

dat ons almal deel is van God,

een wit wolk liefde,

sonder seer, sonder vrees,

die vaders, die seuns;

een groot heilige gees.

Ek wonder of ek nie verbaas sal wees,

(alhoewel ek dit nie verstaan nie)

as ek ontsnap van die vlees,

en jou daar sien staan nie?

Getoor

Die bosfee?

Sy kan toor.

En in plaas dat jy

'n wens kan kry,

kan jy jou hart verloor.

Getoor

Die bosnimf?

Sy kan toor.

En in plaas dat jy

'n wens kan kry

kan jy jou hart verloor.

Don’t give up

You’ve got a reason to live.
Can’t forget: You only get what you give! - The New Radicals

Brené Brown studies vulnerability, courage, authenticity, and shame.

(Source: ted.com)

You may think that I’m talking foolish
You’ve heard that I’m wild and I’m free
You may wonder how I can promise you now
This love that I feel for you always will be
But you’re not just time that I’m killing
I’m no longer one of those guys
As sure as I live, this love that I give
Is gonna be yours until the day that I die

Oh baby I’m gonna love you forever
Forever and ever amen
As long as old men sit and talk about the weather
As long as old women sit and talk about old men
If you wonder how long I’ll be faithful
I’ll be happy to tell you again
I’m gonna love you forever and ever
Forever and ever amen

They say time takes its toll on a body
Makes a young girls brown hair turn gray
Honey I don’t care I ain’t in love with your hair
And if it all fell out well I’d love you anyway
They say time can play tricks on a memory
Make people forget things they knew
Well it’s easy to see it’s happenin to me
I’ve already forgotten every woman but you

Oh darlin’ I’m gonna love you forever
Forever and ever amen
As long as old men sit and talk about the weather
As long as old women sit and talk about old men
If you wonder how long I’ll be faithful
Just listen to how this song ends
I’m gonna love you forever and ever
Forever and ever amen