My friend Riekie has recently started a blog. It is written in her usual poetic style, full of idioms and metaphors and, typically, has me laughing out loud.
It is the story of a Parktown prawn... a cockroach, which is not quite as big as the model in this picture.
It is written in Afrikaans, as Google helpfully informs me. What I found really interesting was the totally unexpected poetry of the translation. Thanks to Riekie and Google I have a whole new vocabulary.
Who could fail to respond to "hurt your heart to a shrink". I know just what that feels like.
"I have temporarily set sail eternal. shamelessly chose to reality exchange for the safe darkness of nowhere."
Riekie's blog is here http://diamanteoppiepavement.blogspot.com/2010/12/parktown-prawn.html
Do yourself a favour and read it.