Candid Portraits 43: Cheers

According to statistics 30% of the South African population is addicted to alcohol and 8% to drugs. Statistics in this country are not always very precise but it provides an indication. In the Western Cape with the wine producing areas the alcohol addiction is even worse. According to a social worker we spoke a few …

Disturbance

A view from my front door. The ‘disturbance’ in this idyllic picture is caused by the fence that surrounds the primary school and its play grounds. A fortune is invested in school security in this country. Wonder if it’s really necessarily here in the village where the crime rate is relatively low (lower than in …

PERCEPTION

Aldous Huxley once wrote ‘Doors of Perception’ in which he described experiments with hallucinating drugs. Last week we made a trip to the hot and dry Little Karoo in South Africa and when I was looking through the pictures today I made some associations; one of these was ‘Doors of Perception’, another the classic movie …

This Buddha is on drugs …

(Cannabis plant and San Pedro Cactus)