I heard these three little words many times while I was in Mozambique. Friends and colleagues would often say to me “we are together.”
And the way they said it was….special.
For example, I might say “can you help me get home after the show,” or “will you be at the cafe” and they would look at me and say, almost reassuringly, “we are together.” It would make me feel calm and safe somehow.
One day I asked Chico where this expression comes from. It is translated from the Shangaan word “hixikanwe” (pronounced hishi-kung-way).
It is one of the most beautiful expressions I have ever heard. The words…the context…the sentiment.
So this week’s post is dedicated to some of the wonderful people I met during my African journey, who helped make it so memorable. You have changed me.
To them I say “hixikanwe.”