Author Archives: Minette

About Minette

I am mother of four, wife of one, jane of all trades, master of none.

THE DAY I LET THE BEADS GO

My earliest memory is of something no one told me – as far as I am aware of. When I started my nursing degree (which I did not finish), I was thrown into male oncology. Imagine a virginal, stupid as … Continue reading

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I HAVE A CHILD ABROAD

For as long as I can remember, I’ve wanted to have children. Then when I had them, I dreamed that they would grow wings and soar. I guess I just never thought they’d fly away…

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DREAMS AND REALITY

As I grow older, I tend to dream more often, and more vivid dreams. The one night it would be an entire scripted movie, which – upon waking up – I can see in HD, as if a full length … Continue reading

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NEW BEGINNINGS INDEED

Daar is tye wat ‘n mens reken die lewe is soos ‘n Toyota-advertensie: alles loop reg, altyd reg… Nuut impliseer immers goed, spiksplinternuut, ongeskonde, alles in werkende toestand, eksie-perfeksie. Ja, raait. Hoe verkeerd kan n mens wees. Aanvanklik is dit … Continue reading

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NEW BEGINNINGS

Seven years ago I was in a happy place. Wait: seven years, one month, one week and one day ago…

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PASSWORDS AND SUCH

Thank God we don’t need one for His Kingdom.

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HUPPEL MET ‘N KIERIE

Hierdie “vakansie” is ietwat vreemd. Nie net sit ek nie by my eie lessenaar (by die werk) in my eie, sonnige kantoor nie, ek sit elke week by ‘n ander iemand se lessenaar. IN DIE KOUE. Die kantoor waar ek … Continue reading

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DOWN MEMORY LANE

Kaap is in my bloed.

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Jeanne

Ons liedjie is bietjie soos die een van die Masbiekertjies: tien Masbiekertjies sit op ‘n wal… of so iets. Van ek kan onthou, sing onse ma. Of sy hartseer was, vrolik, woedend of opgeruimd, sy het gesing. Met ons vier … Continue reading

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‘n Gebed : Collin Uys [20 Januarie 1926 – 19 Februarie 2013]

‘n Paar jaar terug wys my ma my ‘n roerende gedig van ‘n man aan sy oorlede vrou. Ek onthou die titel het my nie aangestaan nie: “as daar ‘n god is.” Net so. Kleinletter en al. Dit staan my … Continue reading

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