Dispatches from a Nomad #5: Shedding

The week began responsibly enough. A black American, Omar brought food to my flat and made dinner. Omar, who has lived for a decade in a small German town came to Cape Town for a six-week project in the arts. His speaking style partially incorporated the neurosis of Woody Allen. And even though he’s vaccinated for COVID, Omar still avoided restaurants. So, presumably Allen’s neurosis ran deeper than just Omar’s voice.