Spending time in the gap

It’s been very quiet in my house: everybody is home in their own corner of the house: Jean, Nell, Cobus and me. I think the most fun I have is laundry-Mondays when I am trying to pair socks… it’s a ‘to be continued’ saga…

Corona 19 has given me time to sit, sit and sit some more doing stuff I have never found time for before: like working on the #SpeakAfrikaansEasily online course and I am now 120 videos deep into it, 23 days and still not done but making progress.

I wanted to let you know I will be releasing the stories behind my music weekly every Monday on my YouTube channel if you are curious-all the way up to August! You can click the link below. Hopefully we will be dancing in the streets by that time. #SeniorsRock #YouthMatters

I leave you with a verse that touched my heart:

Message from God-of-the-Angel-Armies:
“Old men and old women will come back to Jerusalem, sit on benches on the streets and spin tales, move around safely with their canes—a good city to grow old in. And boys and girls will fill the public parks, laughing and playing—a good city to grow up in.” Zechariah 8:4-5.

The days the World stood still and paid attention: 2020. I am glad I know you and we can do this together. #StayHome and be safe. The way we love has changed.

Question: I have been playing with an idea to take up #MondaysWithMarthie again and doing a focus series on ‘Inspiring Women’ & ‘Inspiring men’. Let me know if you know of somebody you want to nominate I can interview to put it together in a podcast/vlog. It is time for more #StoriesOfHope!


Marthie Nel Hauptfleisch
Singer-Songwriter, Professional Nurse, Inspirational Speaker
“Find Your Purpose And Run With It”
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>The Picture is my ultimate sock- no it is not a collection but a one man welcoming committee -I keep hanging on my washing-line keeping me company weekly.
>Let me know what you are up to in these days of quarantine: new recipes/insights/connections???
>You can Subscribe to my Youtube channel or find me on Spotify: they say streaming is the thing nowadays in music!
>Song of the week is an unreleased song: Wasgoed song/Witter as wit(Laundry song): I remember seeing laundry hanging on a line in the middle of town(Stellenbosch) and the art exhibit’s name was : ‘Colorful Prayers to Father’.

Witter as wit wasgoed- Marthie Nel Hauptfleisch youtu.be/yvaIe2qciOw

Wasgoed song: I ii IV V

V1. Kyk hoe hang die wasgoed
op die draad
Soos bont gebede
vir my Pa
Ek kyk deur my venster
En jy kyk deur joune
Ek wonder wat sien jy raak?
Ek hoop dis iets wat saakmaak.

V2. Daars ‘n son wat oor ons almal kom skyn
En daardie wind waai die wasgoed soontoe
Daar’s ‘n bittereinder pennetjie wat altyd haasbek bly hang
En maak die kreukels op die lakens
en tafeldoeke
En jy was jou wasgoed wit met kneukels
Witter as wit, witter as wit.

Tot die borrels hoog staan
en die water spat
en die wasgoed
op die draad bly sit

ons word almal beloon vir ons tyd en moeite
maar hier kyk ons almal nog deur vuil ruite
na dit wat buite sit
want dis is ‘n onstuimige aarde
met ewig feilbare mense
waarvan ons almal bure is.

Brug: wie sal sê hoe die wind vandag gaan waai
en wie sal sê of jy ‘n arm of as ‘n ryk man draai?
ons almal is op soek na
ons almal wil iets he^
maar dis net gekoop in liefde.

vensters was en wasgoed bondels
en alles wat mooi is vir jou vriend
ek sien jou aan die anderkant
want daar is ‘n Here

en Hy was ons witter as wit,
en witter as wit.
En Hy stryk uit al die kreukels
En haal uit die vuil kolle
Vir Hom is al ons foute
Waar Hy ons waarde vind
Vir Hom is al die foute
Waar Hy ons waarde vind

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