The simplicity of Africa is calling me...
It’s been 3 years since I last visited and my heart ‘aches’ to go back. Especially when I walk into my office surrounded by reminders…
- “Nothing but breathing the air of Africa, and actually walking through it, can communicate the indescribable sensations.” William Burchell (English explorer)
- “I never knew of a Morning in Africa when I woke up and was not happy.” Earnest Hemingway (American novelist)
Then there’s the people, especially the Maasai – I’ve never encountered a people with such pure hearts and a love for life (as simplistic as it is) as well as a respect for nature and wildlife. They intrinsically know what the ‘circle of life’ means and follow it’s course. It definitely makes you stop and appreciate everything you have in life, – from modern appliances to cook and clean with, transportation (besides our feet) to move about, and the ever so readily available food, etc.
The older I get the more I seem to yearn for this simplicity, and so will continue to go back to Africa as often as I can. May you find joy and enthusiasm for the ‘simple’ things in life too.
mpaka wakati ujao….until next time