Everything and Nothing

I am surrounded by mountain and endless land, by the clicking tongues of gods and goddesses, journeyed up here through steep mountainous roads, I am in the middle of both everything and nothing.

This was the first day of a weekend long Xhosa ancestral ritual at the family village of a good friend of mine. I don’t have the language to bring into being how this is settling in me right now. I just feel deeply honoured to have been welcomed with such depth, into such an ancient and powerful tribe.