Operation Oysterhood: 1 November

OYSTERHOOD is reclusiveness or solitude, or an overwhelming desire to stay at home.

— @HaggardHawks

A Sunday full of Sunday things.

We had a leisurely Sunday lunch with my love’s family at their holiday home. It felt so good to get together and catch up properly over delicious food and good wine. The last time was in the time ‘before’.

Sunday papers included an article by Melissa A. Volker. She wrote about the daughter-father relationship in relation to surfing and how it has transformed over the years from men wanting to exclude women and girls from the joy of surfing to becoming more and more inclusive and supportive, with many father specifically teaching their daughters to surf. A lovely, empowering read. Melissa always breaks down gender stereotypes in her novels, and her Shadow Flicker (proudly published by Karavan Press) features a very touching daughter-father surfing relationship.

One of the collection’s first readers, Christy Weyer of Liberty Books in Grabouw, has been praising Lester’s Let It Fall Where It Will on social media today. It is moving for me to see someone respond so wholeheartedly with joy to this special book.

Christy with her copy of Lester’s book.

The day ended with a Sunday sunset walk along the coast. It is impossible not to feel rejuvenated after a day like this, fading out with the sound of the sea soothing one’s soul.

Be kind. Wear a mask. Support local.

“Physical distancing remains one of the key strategies to curb this pandemic.”

— NICD

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