Danie Toerien
2 minute read
7 Sep 2021
5:20 am

Local Government elections: A seasonal change in our hands

Danie Toerien

Let’s make it happen, let’s vote for a change of season.

Picture for illustration: Neil McCartney/The Citizen

Once a year, I have a spring moment. And it doesn’t happen on 1 September. It usually happens somewhere in the first week of August. Usually, but not always. To be honest, I haven’t kept a record of the precise date and time but, for the past two decades, it’s always happened way before our “official” Spring Day. My spring moment happens when I open my bedroom curtains in the morning and notice that my neighbour’s peach tree is covered in blossoms. I can’t tell you if his lawn has turned green at the same time, or whether the birds...