Thursday, September 16, 2010

The bliss of childhood - Maree

"I once gave up fishing. It was the most terrifying weekend of my life!"
- Anonymous

On one of our trips to Hartebeespoort Dam a couple of months ago, I just couldn't resist sketching these two little boats moored in front of the coffee shop. Four little boys, who looked no older than 8 or 9 to me, had stopped for a quick soda before pushing off and paddling around the dam again. I watched them leave, wondering to myself about the fearlessness of children, also remembering my childhood, doing things we were specifically forbidden to do, like playing on the huge dunes of the mine dumps and at the edge of the river! If parents only knew...!


  1. This is so fresh and simple - I absolutely love it!

  2. Thanks a lot for that Sandra! Pleased you came to visit!


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