A long time ago, I met a Zimbabwean film maker who had travelled from his country and was living in England.
We were talking about the differences between his country and mine: differences between the way people live and work and talk…differences in the attitude towards time…
And the man told me this story.
“After a couple of years of living in England, I went back home to visit my family members in Zimbabwe. My grandmother was watching me when I got back. And, after a day or two, she said to me, ‘You’ve come back different. You’ve come back looking straight ahead. Please, don’t forget to look from side to side as well. You see the most interesting things when you look from side to side!”