Reflections


Back at camp after a great night drive I started a fire and put my leftovers on the outdoor stove for warming.  After dinner I poured myself a glass of Amarula and stood on the corner of my deck that overlooks the bushveld. 

 

I'm regularly asked why I come back to Africa so often.  I come here for the feelings I felt tonight. 

 

As I stood on my deck I heard hyena; I heard a male impala snorting - it's the rutting season. I heard elephant; they don't make a noise walking on their high healed fat pads but they break things along their path as only elephants do so I heard branches cracking and I knew there were elephant nearby. 

 

I looked up at the sky and saw so many stars that were so bright and clear it felt like I could reach up and grab a few as souvenirs of this brilliant evening. 

 

The peacefulness and serenity is palpable.  The clarity of mind profound.  

 

Everything is different here, even my breathing because I want to take it all in; mind, body and spirit so I breath deep to take in all Africa has to offer me.

 

She often brings tears to my eyes; the best tears I've ever cried. 

That's why I come back.  That is why I am here.  That's why I will return again.

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