Carine Hartman
Chief sub-editor
2 minute read
27 Mar 2021
6:00 am

The dashing of a lovely boy’s dreams

Carine Hartman

Where do we get these papers that will put a lovely boy on a course for life? He’s a dreamer.

Picture: iStock

The English have a saying about dirty linen. Afrikaners tell you to not let your petticoat hang out. It’s a lesson I’ve not learnt. And, I want to say, fortunately so. Being a heart-on-the-sleeve girl has always served me well. Honesty disarms people; alienates them like death – they don’t know how to handle it and they certainly don’t know what to say. Open like a book, I am. But sometimes, just sometimes, you have to be honest with yourself. No mouthing off – just my inner honesty. And that’s a smoking gun I hide under that petticoat. I know...