Beautiful walk to the UCT campus along the Liesbeek River. Grateful for friends allowing me to couch surf at their lovely house & location! (at Rosebank)
Mavis Staples // “Losing You,” from You Are Not Alone
Was a fool with my money, and I lost every dime;
And the sun stopped shining, and it rained all the time.
It did set me back some, oh, but I, I made it through;
But I’ll never get over losing you.
Do you know how much you mean to me? Should’ve told you, ‘cause it’s true.
I’d get over losing anything, but I’ll never get over losing you.
When you’re young and there’s time, you forget the past;
You don’t think that you will, but you do.
But I know that I don’t have time enough, and I’ll never get over losing you.
I’ve been cold, I’ve been hungry, but not for awhile;
I guess most of my dreams have come true.
With it all here around me, no peace do I find;
'Cause I'll never get over losing you; no, I'll never get over losing you.
Dr. Cornel West
(Taken completely out of context, obviously, but I just think this statement alone is beautiful in itself.)
Jenny Lewis // “The Voyager,” from The Voyager
By the time I got your letter, I had lost my mind.
I was trippin’, “When you gettin’ better?” It’s a jagged line.
Nothing lasts forever, when you travel time…
When it finally hit me, I did not cry…
I saw it printed in black and white — “The Voyager goes up in smoke.”
LIKE THE BEACH? SO DO SHOREBIRDS!
Photos by Selena Flores & Mark Brown.
Y’all know how much I absolutely adore the beach & birds…making my MSc research project happen brings together these two things that I love, while helping with conservation of a beautiful area in South Africa, too. Every donation goes a long way, & is incredibly appreciated!
Summer on South Africa’s Garden Route — sun, sand, surf, & shorebirds!
Photos by Minke Witteveen & Mark Brown.
Excited that wonderful friend, artist, & human being Celeste Barnard is providing gorgeous original wildlife artwork as the newest perk for my conservation research fundraiser! Check out more of her stunning work at facebook.com/CelesteBarnardWildlifeArt, & head over to gofundme.com/ShareTheShores for all the rewards on offer when making your contribution!