Friday, September 9, 2011

talk to me now

I have this song that has been wedged into my brain for quite sometime and I think the lyrics sum up how I feel about Pretoria:

In this city
self preservation is a full time occupation
I am determined to survive on these shores
you know I don't divert my eyes anymore
in a man's world I am
a woman by birth and
after 19(or 26) times around
I have found
they will stop at nothing
once they know what you are worth
talk to me now

I am planning on leaving Pretoria for the field again. It is bittersweet. I love field work and my nerves will finally get a break but I have met so many wonderful people and I am going to miss getting to talk with everyone at the hostel. Wish me luck on the drive down to the reserve. I am hoping I don't get lost!


  1. I think it's fantastic that you have met people that you will probably be friends with for life. Such an adventure. I am sure you will find your way to the reserve. :-) I look forward to an update on your field work soon! Take care!