A simply beautiful flight
THEY say beauty lies in the eye of the beholder. I beg to differ. Beauty is any of the stewardesses on the airline I took to Ethiopia.
Before I left South Africa for Addis Ababa, I was “warned” about the destructive, “ask her to marry you now” looks of Ethiopian women.
I thought I had to get to Addis Ababa to witness this unmatched physical beauty everyone was raving about. I was wrong.
I just needed to board a plane with them to start appreciating their beauty.
I am glad I took a nap after the plane took off for when I opened my eyes after I was tapped gently on the shoulder I was dazzled by a pair of big, lazy and very beautiful eyes. It was one of our drop-dead gorgeous hostesses.
The five-hour flight was nothing but blissful thanks to these women who epitomise beauty. If physical beauty was the ultimate goal of a relationship, I promise you, I was definitely going to hunt down an Ethiopian woman.
I have never seen such ridiculous, effortless beauty and I dare use the word effortless, because it isn’t beauty by any form of enhancement, it is beauty simply because they are breathtaking. A Sepedi proverb sums up their beauty: Bo botše ba bona bo thibela letšatši.
Loosely translated: “their beauty hides the scorching sun”.