Kenya! Africa’s land, big sky and animals made me feel five or 10 years old again!
This second visit, similar to the first, I felt awe, the kind that only nature, the natural world, science, space or the many arts (or healing arts) might elicit.
Part of the magic of safari is that everything is only ever a maybe (part of awe is not knowing what you’ll see, when you’ll see it or how you’ll react or how exactly it’ll change you…).
Simply put, the wild doesn’t do what you want it to do (and that’s awesome).
There’s no order, just a wish…no “to go”, but simply a wait and see and be in the moment, and the only super size being the majesty of the animals you might, if you’re lucky, catch a long glimpse of.
What we’re privy to as we shhh and watch is a circle of life that reminds us of the many little deaths — and lives! — we, too, experience, sometimes all in one day…
You see every season play out before your eyes + inside your heart (also in just one day): winter, spring, summer and fall.
You exclaim with joy, you shield your eyes, you reflect, you get quiet and retreat, you’re on the edge of your seat —
We saw death on this trip…there’s an awe in it we don’t often allow in — such beauty, too, of course, in the life…a baby hyena, baby monkeys, baby leopards, baby elephants…even the scene of a mama & baby Thompson gazelle still connected by the umbilical cord…
We call the journey safari, but we could easily name it reverence.
Thank you, Kenya, THANK YOU.
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To the best of the rest of your life!
Life is good!