Andy Cartwright “I Am South African” Notebook
I am the colours of the vibrant fabric that weave our tribes together. I am the music that makes us want to dance, the drum that gives us rhythm. I am the sports fan who stands by you, proudly singing our National Anthem. I am the click in every language, the nickname and the humour that slides off our tongues. I am the aroma from red hot coals, burning meat and the sweet taste of fruit.
I am the wines from our vineyards and the fresh flowing water from our streams. I am the mirage in the blazing sun., the electric storm and the crisp winter morning. I am the rolling sea and the giant mountain range that shields us form the winds. I am a free bird, soaring in the thermal, gazing upon the wild savanna. I am the rich soil, the floral landscape, and the raw gold beneath our earth. I am our heritage, our history that helps us see who we’ve become. I am the imperfections in our society that helps us realize we can do better. I am the handshake, the kiss, the hug that embraces our diversity.
I AM SOUTH AFRICAN