AFRICA: No More Drama
I arrived in Cape Town this morning.
I didn’t breakdown in tears or kiss the airport tarmac. I haven’t been overwhelmed with a sense that these are MY people, though they are. Perhaps, jetlag is moderating my response.
Beautiful city, incredible vistas, the Atlantic, Table Mountain. Spectacular. The people, the black people are incredibly friendly – those that I’ve met. I’ve caught glimpses of dwellings not fit for human habitation on the ride from the airport, right next to modernity and shameless wealth.
If any black people on earth have a right to be enraged, it is these. So far, I’ve been greeted with smiles and cordiality that I have rarely seen at “home.” As my first mentor in AA used to say, ‘time takes time.’ We’ll see in the days to come.
I’m thinking about chu