Saturday, 17 January 2009
sounds of home
ah man, the big blue sky, the warmth, the sounds, the brilliant colours, the smell of home!
i was sitting at my boy's computer this morning, catching up on my emails, when ...
i guess only another exiled south african would understand the simple pleasure this shout (screech?) brought to my heart. mealies ... for those of you who have not sojourned under african skies ... mealies are fresh maize, still on the cob. in summer when the crops ripen, vendors will balance a load on their head and wander the streets. the shout of "meeeelieees" alerts the local residents to the fact that fresh mealies are out, about and available for purchase.
what spells 'home' for me?
today it was that familiar call.
Posted by reeflightning at 06:58