Uitskrop

Die hoop beskaam nie. Soveel hunkering gestulp in een woord. Hoop. Waar daar hoop is, is daar lewe. Dit voed die innerlike vlam, ongesiens, ondeurgrondelik, onophoudelik. Hieroor durf ons saamstem, al krummel die poorte. Emily Dickenson dig dit so: Hope is the thing with feathers / That perches in the soul / And sings the tune without the words / And never stops at all.

Hoop van iewers floreer oral. En waar hoop ontkiem, skiet die lewe hoog op. In die gees van hoop en lewe, vier SKROP vandeesweek die uitsonderlike prestasies van twee kollegas. Johan Myburg, ons kunsredakteur, is pas bekroon met die Hertzogprys vir poësie, die kroon op ʼn loopbaan van fyn woordkuns. Kobus Burger, ons uiteet-redakteur en Facebook-meester, het ʼn welverdiende ATKVeertjie in die Luister-kategorie ontvang vir sy vele bydraes as uitvoerende regisseur by RSG. SKROP is mateloos trots op julle.

Ons drink ʼn heildronk op die woord, die geskrewe en die gesproke woord, wapens van hoop.

Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present. Bill Keane

It’s amazing how a little tomorrow can make up for a whole lot of yesterday. John Guare

Skryf in op SKROP se gratis weeklikse nuusbrief. Stuur jou versoek na skropwerf@gmail.com

Die ander, stiller pandemie

Voor die huidige vlaag van vernietiging en isolasie het dit al gewoed, die plaag van eensaamheid …    

On Dec, 15, 2014, I began my tenure as the 19th Surgeon General of the U.S. I expected that my focus as the “nation’s doctor” would encompass issues like obesity, tobacco-related disease, mental health and vaccine-preventable illness. But as I embarked on a listening tour of the U.S., one topic kept coming up. It wasn’t a frontline complaint. It wasn’t even identified directly as a health ailment. It was loneliness, and it ran like dark thread through many of the more obvious issues people brought to my attention, like addiction, violence, anxiety and depression. It wasn’t always easy to tease out cause and effect – in some cases, loneliness was driving health problems; in others, it was a consequence of the illness and hardships that people were experiencing – but clearly there was something about our disconnection from one another that was making people’s lives worse than they had to be.

Our epidemic of loneliness by Vivek Murthy, Time, April 6-13, 2020

At a time when we’re instructed not to leave home or visit loved ones, loneliness might seem like a given, but even before most people knew what “social distancing” was, the pervasiveness of this feeling was apparent. While the experience of loneliness is as old as humanity, recent years, marked by a polticized climate of distrust and division, have felt like an infection point. Communities are dealing with pressing problems – like climate change, terrorism, poverty, and racial and economic inequities – that require dialogue and cooperation. But even as we live with increasing diversity, it’s easier than ever to restrict our contact, both online and off, to people who resemble us in appearance, views and interests, and dismiss those who don’t share our beliefs and affiliations. The result is a spiral of disconnection that’s contributing to the unraveling of civil society today.

Our epidemic of loneliness by Vivek Murthy, Time, April 6-13, 2020

Lees meer nie-fiksie aanhalings hier …

SKROP is ‘n aanlyn-publikasie oor goeie boeke, vermaak, kuns en kos.

Wie is ons

Redakteur Johannesburg:
Schalk Schoombie
Redakteur Pretoria:
Deborah Steinmair
Redakteur Uiteet:
Kobus Burger
Redakteur Vermaak:
Paul Boekkooi
Redakteur Kuns:
Johan Myburg
Redakteur Kaapstad:
Mariana Malan
Webbladontwerp:
Marselé Prinsloo
Kunstenaar:
Alisa Rebel

COVID-19 Corona Virus South African Resource Portal

Emergency Hotline:
0800 029 999

WhatsApp Support Line:
0600 123456

We rarely give our mirror neurons much thought. Many of us don’t even know that we have mirror neurons. But our brains are full of them – and that’s a very good thing. As their name suggests, it is mirror neurons that allow us to fathom one another, to live in one another’s heads. If I see you laugh, I’m inclined to laugh. If you smile, I smile. If you cry – especially if I know you, and certainly if I love you – I cry too. We cry even when actors cry – pantomimed tears; even pretend suffering touches us.

Apart. Not alone by Jeffery Kluger, Time, April 16-13, 2020

Every man, in his way, is master of his castle. The coarsest peasant, the most uncultured winemaker, the most miserable employee, the shabbiest shopkeeper, the greatest pariah among all those who have been excluded from the consideration of society, rejected lock stock and barrel; the simplest of men, therefore, always have in their possession their very own genius, the one that will ensure them of their hour of glory.

The Gourmet by Muriel Barbery, Gallic Books, 2009

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Boeke

Deborah Steinmair oor 10 onvergeetlike boeke wat die 1990s definieer

Voorstoep

Laat jou dink jou doen verander: Anne Marais skryf oor kognitiewe gedragsterapie

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In die begin

Openingsparagrawe

Vermaak

Schalk Schoombie resenseer die reeks The Family en die fliek The Platform; Kobus Burger resenseer die reekse Hollywood en Flowers; Groot internasionale fliekfees gratis aanlyn: We Are One

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Encore

Schalk Schoombie resenseer The National Theatre Live At Home se Barbershop Chronicles; Paul Boekkooi resenseer die dubbel-CD van Russiese pianis Daniil Trifonov

Kuns

Johan Myburg gesels met Teresa Lizamore van Lizamore & Associates; Schalk Schoombie besoek die Art Gallery Western Australia in Perth; Besoek 3 groot kunsmuseums aanlyn

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Kos

Vinnige kaaskoek met net 3 bestanddele; Kobus Burger eet by  Fusionista, Johannesburg; Schalk Schoombie eet by Wildflower in Perth, Wes-Australië

Kortstories

Wolhaarstories deur Ilse Genis; Die goue hok deur Annie Anoniem; Kwarantyn: Dag 25 deur Marthe McLoud; Skryf in vir ons kortstoriewedstryd: Kwarantynwoorde

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