Green Dazed Happiness
I sat dazed on the long green stoep of my grandmother’s house in Ladysmith, Natal. Why, well because of happiness. Parked in the driveway of the rustic farm shed was my ultimate dream car, a green Porsche. It had plush cream leather seats, the dashboard was in a light oak veneer, and outback a double exhaust finished the look.
Why this particular spot for the unveiling? My grandmother’s stoep, which ran the length of the house, evoked many childhood memories. As youngsters we would run back and forth bearing gifts of fresh prickly pears (picked carefully mind you) and pomegranates, to give to the grown ups, who were sitting sipping on cane, lime cordial and soda on the stoep.