Tuesday, 5 June 2012

A familiar return


The light in the sky is a bit more faint now, casting a yellowish color onto the trees.
The breeze is cooler when it hits my face.
The sun is already low and the air is "thinner" to breathe.

As I look out over the vast ocean I recognize the strong wind and the smell of algae.
The insane traffic and the downtown chaos all come back to me now.
The smiling people look the same. The coffee tastes the same.
Once again I find myself standing speechless glancing at the (somewhat flattened) mountains surrounding me.

Summer has ended. Autumn has come and gone.
Winter is now upon us.

Six months have passed.
Seems like yesterday. Was I ever really away?

I cannot help smiling.
I am back in Cape Town.

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