Three weeks ago today we left South Africa to move to the Netherlands. It’s a huge change. I was grateful for the two weeks of quarantine we had to do, because it gave me tome to arrive, to come to term with being back in the Netherlands and not being in Africa anymore. The trees around our holiday rental have welcomed us. I keep taking landscape photos that show how tall they are, so much taller than the average tree in Southern Africa. These trees, they feel like home in a way that African landscapes never have done. That is a great comfort!

Author: johannekekroesbergen

I am an anthropologist of religion and photographer, currently living in Pretoria, South Africa. I wrote my PhD-thesis on narratives about Satanism in Zambia. Currently I am preparing a new research project that uses photography as an ethnographic method. In my free time, I love hiking, safaris and enjoying nature through photography.

One thought on “Trees”

  1. Welkom terug in Nederland. Ook Nederland heeft jullie vast een betekenisvolle tijd te bieden. De ervaringen zullen ongetwijfeld anders zijn dan in Afrika. Niettemin een hele uitdaging om aan een nieuwe levensfase te beginnen, waar we jullie beiden sterkte en inzicht voor toewensen. Hartelijk groet van ons beiden, Ditty en Anton.

    Verstuurd vanaf mijn iPad


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