"Oh, you write a story?"...Lubabalo's first words to me. I haven't even started writing yet. He's a born again son.."saved by Christ", he says. We instantly get chatting about Cape Town, soccer, leagues, politics, and of course, the 2010 world cup. Behind me the most beautiful sunset illuminates the mountain, Lions Head is golden. I am interupted..Lubabalo wants to know if i can publish his book!?
Our conversation goes on..Wow! He's getting married this week. He's bussing to East London to marry the girl that God has chosen. He's already payed +- 56 000...15 cattle..5 bulls and 10 females; lobola. Lubabalo reckons Julius Malema should go back to initiation school...apparently they left something behind..haha. Then he tells me we're in Stellies.
I'm on a bus, from the Cape back to Grahamstown..It's been amazing!
I literally left Newlands cricket ground (oh Newlands!!!) at 18:15 to catch the 18:30 bus. Craziness! Needless to say i got on fine..with 2 minutes to spare. Got to shake Steve Bucknor's hand! The proteas whipped the Aussies this time. So glad i came down - no regrets..no such thing.
Lubabalo asks me if I'm honest with my spouse..haha...do i have a spouse?? No, but yes i am. We talk about trust and relationships. He's the kind of guy I want to take a walk in the bush with. I miss Jess and trust her fully i answer. They just put in a CD, an mp3 CD - 168 songs. Track 1 - Always Remember - some soul kinda shit - like a woman trying to pull off Boys II Men...dammit. 167 tracks to go.
As we drive, the road lights flicker on by...lighting up my page every now and then. It's mesmerising...Track 2 - Always you..same shit. Classic! it's getting darker; the mountains surrounding me fade, and with that, so does my time in Cape Town. Thanks Shandu...it's been epic!