Be­ing gen­er­ous is in their genes

go! Platteland - - LETTERS -

Plat­te­land, you take me to re­mote places and vil­lages that I still hope to visit be­fore de­vel­op­ment takes its toll. You show and tell me about peo­ple who re­ally live, and who make me yearn for my child­hood days on the farm and plat­te­land. They’re peo­ple who may have been burnt by our African sun, but who have also learnt to bot­tle, store, dry, pre­serve and give away what na­ture of­fers. And then there is the sow­ing ar­ti­cle in the Spring Is­sue ( Plat­te­land #12) that made my hands itch.

One thing is for sure: if you are or have been or hope to be a plat­te­lander, be­ing gen­er­ous is in your DNA, be­cause na­ture gives with­out reser­va­tion. And al­ways more than any one per­son can con­sume.

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