The Land Of Begin Again
It’s been said that wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow. I would argue that who you are leads you to certain places…
For me this could be said about the Karoo.
The semi-desert folds of the Karoo stretch over five degrees of longitude of South Africa. Swaths of arid, dusty and desolate land that to the naked eye looks like nothing, but with the right tilt of the head is teeming with life and vibrancy. There are a few scattered towns and the country’s main highway that conveniently and quickly escorts people through it without stopping.
Four generations ago though my ancestors stopped and made a life here. They, like I do now, recognize the incredible beauty of this nothingness. The Land Of Begin Again is a love letter, of sorts, to that place of dust and dreams.