‘n Bos blomme vir myself

Ek brand al 10 dae om die vraag te vra…. Hydrangea, Wisteria, Rose, Protea and Jasmine. What do they have in common??

My arm! My arme armpie julle. Dis so mooi! Like Wesley said the other day, you tattoo people always have a story. So, here is the story.

Wisteria of Bloureën soos ek hom ken, het altyd my ouma en oupa se huis se voorkant versier. As hulle so dik en swaar gehang het wanneer hulle in full bloom was moes mens net keer vir die pêrrebye. Ek weet nie eers of dit regtig perdebye was nie, bestaan hulle ooit? Al wat ek weet is dat ek koes koes die hek oopgemaak het want die bye!!

My oupa het klompe meisiekinders gehad, my anties. Ek sien hul soos die bye wat al zoemend die soete nektar verkry van dai fragrant blomme. Hulle sien mense as pragtige blomme wat vol potential is, soos nektar. Hulle is so gewillig om dai nektar in heuning te maak.

My dear aunts… So willing to make sweet honey that is pleasing to our Lord. They see the absolute good in everyone and this comes from my Grandpa, oupa Christiaan Erasmus. He was a storyteller, a builder of homes and of hearts.

Ek onthou hoe ons die verkleurmannetjies getel het oupa. Ek onthou oupa se glimlag. Ek onthou oupa se hoed. Ek onthou oupa se biltong skaafsels wat ons bietjies bietjies gesteel het. Ek onthou hoe oupa geruik het, soos my oupa. Oupa se jersey het my warme drukkies gegee. Oupa se rolstoel was n hartseer beeld toe dit leeg staan. Oupa, my oupa het my sy  oujaar genoem.

Bloureën is my oupa sinne. Net my oupa….. Why did the bird sit on the gate for a tickey?

Author: Ilze Gopal

I write because I have no choice in the matter.....

One thought on “‘n Bos blomme vir myself”

  1. Ai! Dis Soooo mooi, spoken destiny – in fact, an enormous AMEN! In faith, the fragrance reach generations to come – till our King of King returns!

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