A while back, Chef Bertus, Ettiene and myself had the honour of helping out at the Reach 4 a Dream organisations' Simonstown camp - held for about 50 kids under the age of 10, each terminally ill. (The majority born with HIV Aids which is pandemic in South Africa.)
With a view to involving and stimulating Zizipho here and her best friends, we baked our own bread, braai'd the halaal meat and put together a lekker al fresco lunch. All hell broke loose somewhere between the sweets being served and the dance off!
Everyone had a jol - the kids demanded no pity - (only more finger biscuits) - and were too young to begrudge what the rest of us would perceive as dire circumstances. A persons sincerity is too be cherished, be they young or old. My own practiced cynisim tells me to work towards a hope based in the former. (checkout http://www.reachforadream.org.za/ for ideas on contributing...)