Going home

August 14, 2011 at 9:36 am (Uncategorized)

I am in Johannesburg and will be taking a plane home this evening.

What to say.

The makhadzis asked me to come back to Venda when I have a baby and a family so that they can meet them, I promised to do so. Vho Joyce gave me a little pot of snuff to put down in offerance to the ancestors so that I go safely… Mphathe arranged a surprise party on my last evening where many of the makhadzis came to say goodbye, and Mia Masha and Nungo from Mashau, and Rayna, Konanan and Mashudu. We sat around the fire, and ate and laughed together. It was lovely. I couldn’t think of a better way to spend my last night, everyone was happy and there was no time to think about it being the end.

Now back to the UK where kids are rioting on the streets like nutters.. its going to be a shock.

But as long as I know now what is most important for me to do with my life.. protecting the earth’s diversity, in people, in species, in spirituality. I will return to Venda one day and their sacred sites will be restored, their culture intact and their people still rich with life.

I think the bones were right.

.. Im going to sit in the sun now

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