Operation Oysterhood: 23 January

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

— @HaggardHawks

A long hot bath with cold pink wine.

I accidently discovered two bottles of pink wine in the house that I forgot about. My love bought them for me quite a while ago and I put them in an unusual place and then did not remember that they were there. I feel rich. I feel rich in other ways, too, at least all those that matter – it is a richness that sustains me through the toughest times, even if it can’t pay the bills. Today was a tough day, but I can’t complain because, in the end, I spent most of it on the couch next to my love, talking, eating biltong and watching rugby. Really disappointing rugby, but true fans watch even when it isn’t pretty. Western Province lost their last game at Newlands and it definitely wasn’t pretty. No Currie Cup trophy to crown the final season at the legendary stadium.

My bath companion.

My orchids live in the bathroom and they are all thriving right now. Their beauty astounds me every time I look at them.

Not an easy day, but a persistent beauty shining through and it will carry us into many tomorrows.

Be kind. Wear a mask. Support local.

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

— NICD

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