She knows the names of nightmares,
Though we all do at different times,
We know the way the wind grows still
Before they slip into our minds.
We know their icy grip,
The race of heartbeats in their palm,
The jolt awake into a world
That is disturbingly too calm.
We know the routine of the regulars;
The monsters under beds,
The voices calling in the night
And those inside our heads.
But hers, they're something other,
They are a longing and a lack,
Creatures darker than the shapes
That have been from the black.
They bring the kind of fear
That comes from waiting for the scare,
Hers are the hyper-absent,
The things so glaringly not there.
You see there's nightmares so much worse
Than those you pinch yourself to shake,
There's ones that whisper in your ear "But you are already awake." -e.h.
A taste of memory. And warm feeling all over again.
I remembered feeling cold and starving after the Mount Dieng sunrise hike, and this kind auntie offer me her 'gorengan' just because I never taste it before. The sweetness never end here, it keep surprise me each day!
My favourite thinking place involves two things. A long hike & a scenic route. "In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they’re still beautiful"
Day 6/31 @incmedianews #INCPhotoADay#IglesiaNiCristo#INCMediaNews#MADsTravelLog
E D G E
Ramapheezy is a little over 9 mo. into his Presidency & while he’s managed to take some initial steps towards his political & economic reform agenda (capturing the econ cluster in cabinet with his homies, replacing the boards of various ailing SOEs like Eskom & Transnet, kickstarting judicial proceedings & enquiries into State Capture) – the past few months have been a clear indication that he won’t be able to implement the aggressive reforms needed to significantly pull SA back from the ledge.
The focus on investment, good governance, policy certainty, fiscal consolidation & inclusive development could (possibly but eish) keep SA from falling off the cliff, but Ramapheezy’s hands will always be tied by a faction in his garbage party that could yank the Presidency from under him at any moment if he too aggressively cleans out the rot in govt & prioritises economic concerns over populist measures like the NHI & land redistribution.
Ramapheezy has already managed to get a third ($35bn) of the $100bn of investment he pledged to deliver over 5 yrs & his diplomatic efforts have positioned SA more favourably in the eyes of Western Overlords (to the dismay of the anti-western faction in the ANC – even though the biggest invest pledges came from China, the UAE & Saudi Arabia so they must take a seat). But all the positive results reaped from the above will always be overshadowed by the fact that he will struggle to make the tough decisions due to political haggling (e.g reducing the cost of business, easing labour market rigidity for job creation, purging key govt positions of cronys & cutting spending) – resulting in SA coasting at sub-par growth for a good 10-15 years.
Case in point: StatsSA this week was all like “SA climbed out of recession with 2.2% growth in Q3” Eskom?: “Hold my beer…”. For an SOE that has the fate of the entire SA econ in its hands, Gordhan has struggled to make real changes for fear of upsetting the Alliance. & now with Eskom asking govt to take on R100bn of its over R400bn debt (adding another 2% to our debt 2 GDP ratio), SA will perpetually be using resources require for services & infrastructure on debt servicing ✨
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