Thank you for being you, you´ve been a mother and supporter. You´ve supported
me in your musical arms. You entertained my primitivism ever since we
met. The children will always miss you and the upbeat hope you always
brought with you. I remember you driving to Guguletu to pick up the
children and defying all the negatives and stereotypes of crime. The
children loved it. You got me to the Putumayo family and exposed me to
authentic music from people I had never heard of. That gave me strength
along the way on my journey. Your office become my office to use at
whatever time I needed it. The fire was always burning. When i write
this i am very nostalgic and know that we´ve always held our destinies
in our hands. I appreciate the fact and have pride in knowing you
as a friend, sister and mother. I will remain a son, your small brother
and friend, and always remain open to you as I know from experience that
you will advise me without wanting to please. You´ve told me to stop
and take a look at where I want to go. I have had my up and downs, but
you´ve managed to understand, in your motherly ways. I am grateful and
will never let go of your hold. The ox-tail you made for me and Lamela
my brother, which we always fought over. We are living in a real world
and I do thank the ancestors for recalling you back home and guarding
your spirit in the land of your birth. They are definitely proud of you
and who you are. A mother.It was great and very humbling to see you
attend and support the first street children festival.
Hallo to you, warrior mother, you´ve been kicking in a style and ways that I
could never have imagined and I hope that you remain fit.
It was great to see you visit me in Marracuene and motivate many others.
I got the feeling of a mother´s blanket, dedication and faith. You took me under your
arms and vowed to support me attain my goal. You´ve done it. Ever since I
got introduced to you through More To Life, I have been free and been
able to fly out and reach my goal with a connecting feeling. You´ve
always had the clarity of a mother´s concerns for her child. I´ve looked
back to the story of your Bavarian Father who used to take you hunting.
You woke me up from a slumbering game. I will never walk again
voluntarily to the morgue, I know that I will walk there out of choice
and enjoy it with no regret. I will continue to hold your hand, knowing
that you´ve seen me. While in Mozambique, the singing from your
participants in U.K was really humbling, and I thank them all for their
prayers and support. I will honour and respect the space that you hold
in my life and others all over the world. I thank you for giving me the
courage to respect and stand for the future of my world, the respect of
my happiness and the respect of mother earth. I have a goal, to be free
in peace and able to follow my values and my own ancestral ways.
Respect for all of the elements of life: air, fire, land and water.
It goes without saying,
I mean you have been there with me throughout the way. You held on to
your native journey while complimenting my journey. It has been a
worthwhile walk and partnership.
I would be damned if I
failled to acknowledge the vital part that you have played in making
this possible. The lessons that I have learned from you, the many
rivers that we have crossed together have turned out as empowering
youthfullness, vibrancy, creativity and understanding of the native
journey has been phenomenon. It is through young and pro active
people like you that I know that the ancenstral spirits have a vision
for our future.
Thank you for being the
worrior that you are. Despite your challenges you have been able to
go for what makes you happy, your support for my journey has been one
of a brother. It has been filled with grace and generosity.
It is amazing to find
out that people like you still exist in this world. Your trust in me
from the first moment we meet and opening up your door for my stay
was a clear demonstration of your love fopr humanity. It was great
sharing with you.
Great lessons are
learned from engaging with you. People meet for a reason and mine
with you was gratifying and educational. I appreciate the moments
that we had working together.
Ohhhhh! You´ve been a
big sister and a friend. Your support and hearty laughter lingers on
bringing joy to my walk. It has been fullfilling to know you.
More to life community(Cape towm and Durban)
You have indeed been more than a family. Your support, encouragement and vision for
humanity has been one with mine.It is my hope that many more people
and the world over will continue to benefit from the program.
My Ubuntu brother, your
activism and spirituality has been more than encouraging. The
creativity that you have shown and shared
with me under the holy tree will continue to benefit our human race
ans relationship for years to come. I am greatfull to the ancenstral
spirits that helped bring us together.
You´ve been doing it in
the way that you know best. I lack the words to express my graditude.
We walked with you, I
saw you, I witnessed your intention and I am honoured to have
experienced life in South Africa and Mozambique with you. Your spirit
of doing it is a gift to our world.
You were a mother to us
on the journey. You cared for us and took the role of a big sister
to us. Your level of understanding and conciousness continues to be
energizing to date.
Your interest in
children and the sacrifices you made for their sake assures me that
the native values are still intact and alive in you. You shared your
motherly love with them going out of your way and doing more than
your professional job description. Your trust and belief in me was
You have been a warrior with a commitment for your word.
It is though your support and belief in the journey and native values that we have been able to reach out to more people.
Asante sana Jatelo!
It has been a great journey together.
By you, I had all that i needed to introduce the mission to the world.
You welcomed and accepted me in your space with no reservations.
It was an honor.
Your firm stand and support for the mission has been more than motivating and inspiring.
I am most humbled to be walking in the presence of such a conscious soul.