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Black and white

For the sake of this observation I need to mention colour.  So I was in the bank today sorting out some stuff and while I was waiting I saw this little white boy spinning in circles on the floor.  He clearly was very bored.  Then across the way, a little black boy noticed this and managed to get his attention.

Then a little “tango” of showing off began.  The white boy continued his circles.  The little black boy then ran up to him with his thumbs up.  They gave each a “high one” with their thumbs colliding.  You see the white boy (who was also a little older) was an Afrikaans boy and this young black boy (was more than likely isiZulu) and thus you could expect a bit of a dilemma.  Lost in translation.

But that didn’t stop them having fun.  They began to chase one another around the bank, giggling the whole time.  A momentary friendship was born.  Joy for a little while.  And no words exchanged.


Black and white.

The rainbow nation…



I am an aspiring and up and coming writer. Dubbed the wondering wanderer. Do come check out my stories.

One thought on “Black and white

  1. Thanks for sharing this beautiful moment. If only adults could unself-consciously spin and high-one together rather than taking refuge behind fear and the familiar.

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