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Viva Vivacious


This girl isn’t walking on sunshine, she is walking sunshine – in high heels! This wedding was a seamless extension of it, every snippet a fluent translation of that bigger brilliance, that deeper warmth, that vivacious status! It felt as if I were stringing beads… colourful glass, pearl and wood and stone. What follows below is a piece of that string…

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trailing streamer

“For parting is no single act, it is like a trailing streamer.” –Marlene van Niekerk

…En die wie so graag confetti en streamers sou wou gooi, het hulle mooiste woorde gebring en soos blomme op ‘n graf kom neerlê.  Dana Snyman en mede-kunstenaars soos Gert Vlok Nel deel ‘n verhoog op Dana se tuisdorp, Jacobsbaai, om te praat en te sing en te besin oor  bipolêre depressie. Dit sou Dana en Anette se troudag wees.

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Street Jive

untitled-61I guess it’s no coincidence that these guys’ photos are in my diary for today. Plenty of joy here! And soon to be plenty more as this happy trio grows to four. Make way for pink! Today is the day their little girl comes home with them! Beat the drum for love, beat the drum for life, beat the drum for Luka and her spot in this jive!

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dsc_8616-edit-2Sets of eight define the beat. If you can identify the 8-count, you have found the beat.  And that’s essentially what happened to Mr Wiid.  Dancing school… the girl teacher… and finding the beat!
Two 4-counts back-to-back, the perfect 8 indeed!

[What is omitted here is a 2pager raving about this girl’s ability to do almost anything that life expects of her and heaping praise on her even bigger talent than dancing , namely rising to the occasion in general… In most cases rising to the occasion and organising it!]

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