A SIGH FROM THE ECHO OF A NOISE

In Adderley Street there were always those photographers who snapped your picture and you could collect it a few days later for R2. This was my first photo as a young man and not a child:

I was in long pants! I hated having to wear short pants. In my class at school most of the boys wore long pants, but my father said I was too young! I knew that he was scared that if I wore long pants my voice would break! And then I couldn’t be able sing on the radio or at those weddings for one guinea: that was one pound one shilling.

(Pa kept the pound I got the shilling). I remember standing in front of the mirror at home in my short pants and shouting at my image: ‘Breek jou bliksem breek!’ Eventually the bliksem breeked! No more guineas.

Pieter-Dirk Uys in
THE ECHO OF A NOISE
a one-man memoir
TUESDAY 31 MAY TO SATURDAY 18 JUNE 2016 | Tue – Sat @ 8pm

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