Seeking solitude

Seeking solitude

As a young boy, I found myself raised in two diametrically opposed worlds; five days a week I lived within the narrow confines of a catholic boarding school; then over the weekend, I escaped into the African veld, armed with a machete and slingshot, with a mongrel for company.  Over time I gradually developed my survival skills that served me well in latter years while serving mandatory military service.  Today, I yearn for open space far from the madding crowd,…

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