Oh man, over a year since I last posted on catchsarah! It wasn’t a decision, it just happened. Everyday life was hectic and superseded all inspiration, I no longer seemed to have the right thing to write about, and at some point I felt like this next post – breaking the radio silence – needed to be perfect in a way.
Until now. In Joburg. Where I suddenly found myself to be in the right space.
Oh Jozi. It’s not the first time I’ve visited. But it’s the first time I really fell for you. You managed to instantly take me out of my day-to-day world and into this state of contentment. After the long Swiss winter that felt so grey and dark in many ways you were just the right place for me.
I totally love your distinct dry, fruity scent in the air, that smells like sweet wood. The African sun, that is strong, even when the sky is covered in clouds. The crickets at night and the birds singing during the day. The earthy colours: blue, green, grey, often bleached by the sun into a perfect tone on tone match. The dog making a racket when hitting its tail against a chair or something out of excitement to see you. And finally the peacefulness inside the garden. The garden I shall call the secret garden.
Jozi, so long…