(c) 2011 E.C. Lunnon
Saturday 12 November 2011: 5 years 3 months on … Deuce
I have written before that Home is where the Heart is – about a number of places where I am privileged to have lived or visited.
But now I have a broken heart. It is split and parts remain in those wonderful places.
Stellenbosch is where I was born and educated.
There is the greater Cape Town Metropole including the City of Cape Town itself and the Hottentots-Holland basin: The Strand, Somerset West and Gordons Bay where I was raised and spent my formative years.
Then there is the United States of America, in general, and Oklahoma and Sulphur in particular. I lived and went to school there too.
I have visited Londres no less than seven times.
It is the city of my surname, my forefathers and my dreams: the New Jerusalem to which I look forward. But, if that destination is anything better than London, it can only be called Heaven!
With each of these places comes the so many people who are my friends and acquaintances.
The simpler one’s life, the less one has to give up and the less one has to say goodbye to.
The more privilege, the more pleasure, the more places, the more people, the more presents, the more pets, the more paper, the more photos, the more possessions, …
It is hard to start saying goodbye to a hundred places, a thousand people and a million pipe-dreams.