“Sesotho ha se tolokwe” is an expression that could loosely be translated to mean “what is said is as is, open to own interpretation – how you hear it (…).”
You might recall dear members that at the beginning of the year, I had a chat with ChatGPT and asked for a message that I could share with you. I did not foresee Grok bot at the time, which will be getting data from X, where many of us actively share stories, opinions and …This month, I would like to share a story I heard from a friend, Penny Gottlieb, about the cave and the sun.
One day, the sun and the cave struck up a conversation.
The sun had trouble understanding what dark means and
the cave could not quite comprehend the notion of light and clear.
So they decided to change places.
A cave went up to the sun and said, Ahhhh, I see, this is beyond wonderful, now come down and see where I have been living.
The sun went down to the cave and said, Geeee, I don’t see any difference.
This story got me thinking about what we carry with and through us; our art.
Given the context of 16 days of Activism (25 November to 10 December), I am curious about the possibilities of swopping places across genders and the possible shifts that that may bring about. I am curious about framing anything in such a way that it is a force toward something one desires. For example 16 days of love or peace or …
Nevertheless, I think there is credit that needs to be given to world views that constantly leave room for interpretations.
That said dear members, Sesotho ha se tolokwe.
– Lalu Mokuku is the Chairperson of ASSITEJ SA and ASSITEJ International EC member.
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