“A simple ‘Hello’ could lead to a million things.”
To prove the point, here’s the happy-ever-after story of Sorisha Naidoo: “At the time I had been hanging out with a certain friend a lot and people were absolutely convinced that we were going out... I assumed people would see that we were just friends. ...it was during that time that Viv [Vivian Reddy] and I met and the rest is history – all because he had the guts to talk to me!”
“If you want to be interesting, be interested. Just ask questions.” Romain tells me. But don’t ever let it sound like the third degree. Interestingly, Debora Patta, presenter of “Third Degree”on eTV married the guy who at first insulted her about her show the previous night, apologising a day later. She says “Clearly, I obviously want somebody who can stand up to me!”
So who do you want to pursue? In the words of Ryk Neethling, South African swimming champion: “...‘hot’ means so many different things. Marc Lottering responded with “Hot means great feet. We’ve just established...” Ryk: “To begin with, yes. It also does mean a great personality and confidence and the way that she carries herself and what she does for a living and... So it’s a whole package.”
More advice from Pearl Thusi, star in “Isidingo” on SABC on making the right match: “A man who can make me laugh will get very far with me.”
“Zorba the Greek” with Anthony Quinn (Alexis Zorba), Alan Bates (Basil / boss), Irene Papas (widow) and Lila Kedrova (Madame) provides the perfect lesson. Being a "book man" myself I feel the pain and helplessness of the boss, longing to be the boisterous, gregarious Zorba with his astonishing love for life and women. Pushing him towards the widow Zorba told him, "This is an opportunity, you must grab it! That's why God gave you hands!"
And just to confuse you: in French “Salut !” usually means “Hello!” but it can also be “Goodbye!” as sung by Johnny Hallyday in “Salut Charlie !”.
Lastly, when you can say: “I am brighter when I am with you, I truly am”, then you’re truly with the right partner, your soul mate.
By sheer guts, instinct and confidence move from being an observer of the world to becoming a participant. I know what I'm going to do. What's your choice? At any rate whatever you do choose to Live life!
1. Cape Point, Table Mountain National Park: Juliette SALMON – Anton BLIGNAULT
2. Zorba the Greek: Zorba & Basil – Google Images
Adele “Hello” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQHsXMglC9A
Debora Patta “Who’s afraid of Debora Patta?” interview by Marc Lottering in kulula.com khuluma July 2011
Johnny Hallyday “Salut Charlie” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bKbPJSrpNs
Pearl Thusi “My name is Pearl” interview by Mpho Popps Modikoane in kulula.com khuluma January 2014
Ryk Neethling “Liquid Dream” interview by Marc Lottering in kulula.com khuluma July 2011
Sorisha Naidoo “Multitasking millionaire” interview by Nicholas Goliath in kulula.com khuluma January 2015
Romain LESAGE, FMS
Wine Marketing Services SA: “Just say “Hello!”” http://fms-sa.blogspot.co.za/2018/02/just-say-hello.html
“Zorba the Greek”
© 2018 Anton BLIGNAULT, Cape Town South Africa