Quote from Ovid and Thank You

“In our play we reveal what kind of people we are.”

I was mulling over this exact thought on my way to work this morning, having transcribed 28 of Grandad’s stories.

Grandad. you have left us with a snapshot of growing up in the 1900s, the challenges you faced and the people you met.

I thank you for giving us your story unsanitized. I love you all the more for revealing yourself unencumbered on paper.

It’s almost 100 years since you wrote your story and my, well-traveled, brought up in apartheid South Africa, living in a post-apartheid, feminist world, soul has struggled to type some of your sentences and words but I do and I will because this is a valuable snapshot of another time and you.

I am enjoying getting to know you.

Bernard Leffler writer