So, You Have A New Year. What Will You Do With It?


I was jolted awake near midnight by the sound of firecrackers going off across the community.

The last of the new year celebrants were getting a collective kick out of rattling the nerves of those who dared to sleep.

As the fog in my head cleared, I realised that the church next door was still in full swing. Loud singing and shouting filtered through fruit trees and hit my ears, and I marvelled at the stamina of the members. From the sound of things, they had a full house and the moment they were all waiting for had finally arrived.


Bring on the firecrackers and vuvuzelas.

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