Turning the corner
dec '04 - jan '05
anyone seen Bruce Lee?
Many struggle to understand why I still live where I do in Jou Berg
none of which have to do with status
or property prices.
oldest suburb Yeoville has changed radically since I first settled there mid
was a bohemia and a tranquil island of racial harmony in a rabbidly racist
undergoing tormentious change
indeed it was an epicentre of that change
collapse of local government and other factors led
to mass migrations and white flight
mainly through inertia I stayed
and continued to over-capitalise
one thing that consistently brings cheer
to an otherwise challenging life in the eye of the jozi storm
interaction with all the kids running around
I was called "Bruce Lee" way-back-when
to this day I arrive home to shrills of
want to swim"
(no matter the weather)
well it always brings a laugh
they get lucky!
But this generation don't know who Bruce Lee actually was
been the time span that this has gone on
I had some of them in for a screening of the "Blues Brothers"
on the good ole DTS
At least they know who John Lee Hooker is now!