Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Farm in Oaktree - Maree

To dig in one's own earth, with one's own spade,
does life hold anything better?
- Beverly Nichols

Done on location in Moleskine Watercolour sketch-book - 8" x 5.5"

Another sketch of the Oaktree area not far from us, this time a friend's farm nestled in the hills surrounding the Sterkfontein Caves and Maropeng, the visitor centre of the Cradle of Humankind.

Hold on to what is good,
Even if it's a handful of earth.
Hold on to what you believe,
Even if it's a tree that stands by itself.
Hold on to what you must do,
Even if it's a long way from here.
Hold on to your life,
Even if it's easier to let go.
Hold on to my hand,
Even if someday I'll be gone away from you.
- "Hold On," A Pueblo Indian Prayer

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