Family portrait of ‘I cannot recall their names, but remembered the stories we shared’.
Onverwacht is a quaint Afrikaans community with neat dirt roads, healthy trees and it is filled with BLACKS! and COLOUREDS! Excluding the two other WHITES! shuffling about, I was the only WHITE!
I found the village to be an anomaly because of this and because of that.
I stuck out like a sore one. The stale dog squinted at me from behind the fence and snapped an embarrassed bark at me.
A COLOURED! slash BLACK! family shared a laugh with me from their stoep and invited me in.
In that moment, from behind the fence, my daily confusion faded and I understood a little bit more of this and perhaps just a little bit more of that.