SARAH BUITENDACH, CONTRIBUTING EDITOR
What do you love most about spring?
My relationship with spring is complicated. I despise that it blows in with Joburg’s horrific, dry August winds. They’re the mean-spirited final slug from winter that could make even the most devout City of Gold dweller flee. Then, just as they have you distraught, they vanish, and things warm up a bit.
It’s the first hint that, in a couple of weeks, the rains will come. That’s when I turn into a maniacal weather watcher – postulating about every cloud, every temperature change – knowing that one aernoon, suddenly, the heavens will open, the sky will blaze with lightning, and this will be the best place on earth. Sarah compiles VISI’s Stories section. She also wrote the piece on space as a design trend (page 168), viewing it as a thrilling opportunity to make many galactically cheesy pop culture references.