Elmarie Marais

As I read his thoughts and the words he chose to tell his story, I varied between fascination and frustration. I love his mind – it’s incredible appreciation of life, poetry and nature. He has a very tender side to him that he exposes throughout.

I got frustrated with his way of life. How his decisions have finally caused his death and broken his mother’s heart.

Yet, I think I love him more now. Because he is flawed and beautiful. I think he is the epitome of a human being’s ability for introspection and personal development. It took him a while to discover what some people are born knowing. And his journey has reminded me of things I take for granted. And things I need to change.
The book did not disappoint. In fact, it has, by far, exceeded my expectations. How sad and wonderful, that the greatest artists, poets and musicians never grow old.