Chair of Dreams
Paula Thomson, Kwa Zulu Natal, South Africa
The Chair wove its own magic. Everyone we met and who sat in it – we invited them to dream. Some dreams were both simple and shocking at the same time. Lunati, a mother, dreamt of clean water for her children to drink. Dora dreamt of being able to return home to Zimbabwe. There were dreams of a better future, a cure for AIDS, a day in South Africa with no crime. There were dreams that made us laugh – like dreaming of a husband with plenty of money in his pockets! Even Desmond Tutu who was a hero to all of us honoured us with his time.