For the creatives. A piece about a good friend who taught me something that will always stay with me.
Twenty years ago I was seriously broke. I used to count coins to go to the corner store. I would walk in and begin the negotiation Tango with a very kind Portuguese mama who owned the store. She would smile when I told her I would pay her the rest next week. She knew I would never pay her back.
I lived in Yeoville in Johannesburg. It was a suburb full of hustlers with vague potential and no money. It was full of people like me.
People who were sure they were supposed to go and do something important. They just needed to borrow some bus fare to go and do it.
We all had nothing. It united us. We knew we would have to figure it out for ourselves.
This is where I met Hamish. Hamish might have been one of the few people in Yeoville who was more…
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