One thing I absolutely love about our mountains back home is that we have a range of vegetation on one mountain. From lush forests + ferns to savannah grasslands... scrambling up streams to navigating through labyrinths 😍 there really is a hike for every mood... and if you venture 2 hours outside of cape town during the winter months you can even hike in the snowy mountains.
Last week I had the privilege of venturing into the Canadian rockies once again ☺ she is majestic 💙
🍁🇨🇦 Lake Louise in Banff National Park, after having hiked up to the tea house at Lake Agnes. We enjoyed freshly baked scones + rooibos tea 😁
Canada, you have stolen my heart... especially the little town of Lethbridge. I don't think I'm quite ready to go home just yet. I can fully understand why people find it so easy to just pack up and leave South Africa. No one is destroying + burning down schools, hospitals, trains, homes... most people abide by the rules, simple rules! The parks + lakes are super clean & maintained. Most important, NO WHITE FARMERS BEING TARGETED & KILLED... I can honestly say I haven't seen any litter lying around, except for the odd one or two papers. The kids play around freely, families have a quiet & fun picnic, no one is blaring their music for everyone else to hear and no one is swimming in the lakes and leaving their rubbish behind like the popular Sunday zandvlei picnics, I cannot understand why people can't clean up after themselves 🙄
It's honestly just a much safer place to live in, and I think that's a basic human right... to be able to feel safe in your own country.
She loved him.But he didn’t know how to love.He could talk about love.He could see love and feel love.But he couldn’t give love.He could make love.But he couldn’t make promises.She had desperately wanted his promises.She wanted his heart,knew she couldn’t have it so she took what she could get.Temporary bliss.Passionate highs and lows.Withdrawal and manipulation.He only stayed long enough to take what he needed and keep moving.If he stopped moving, he would self-destruct.If he stopped wandering,he would have to face himself.He chose to stay in the dark where he couldn’t see.If he exposed himself and the sun came out,he’d see his shadow.He was deathly afraid of his shadow.She saw his shadow,loved it, understood it.Saw potential in it.She thought her love would change him.He pushed and he pulled,tested boundaries, thinking she would never leave.He knew he was hurting her,but didn’t know how to share anything but pain.He was only comfortable in chaos.Claiming souls before they could claim him.Her love,her body, she had given to him and he’d taken with such feigned sincerity, absorbing every drop of her.His dark heart concealed.She’d let him enter her spirit and stroke her soul where everything is love and sensation and surrender.Wide open, exposed to deception.It had never occurred to her that this desire was not love.It was blinding the way she wanted him.She couldn’t see what was really happening, only what she wanted to happen.She suspected that he would always seek to minimize the risk of being split open,his secrets revealed.
He valued his soul’s privacy far more than he valued the intimacy of sincere connection so he kept his distance at any and all costs.Intimacy would lead to his undoing—in his mind,an irrational and indulgent mistake.When she discovered his indiscretions,she threw love in his face and beat him with it.Somewhere deep down, in her labyrinth,her intricacy, the darkest part of her soul,she relished the mayhem.
2018, the year of the big '30'. It has some how also seemed to be the year of a few 'firsts' as well. Hmm, let's see... First time injuring myself properly at work which meant I had to be medically booked off for a week.
Came back to work unaware I was no longer employed by my employee 🤣 #thankfuckforCCMA
Attended my first official @trailblazershikingclub hike.
Baked my first rainbow cake ever.
Went kloofing! 🤩
Did some proper waterfall chasing 😁
Landed up with broken bones after hiking and experienced a mild concussion, thought I was going to die 😂 #goodbyeworld
After a whole 15min my tinder 'date' told me he's not feeling it cos he's only looking for a bit of fun 🤣
Went to #wackywine2018 , which I believe is the last ever?
Became an organ donor.
And in a few days time I'll be heading off on an adventure of a life time for a whole 4 weeks.
Not quite sure where this life is taking me... Not quite sure where I'm taking myself either...