Friday, April 20, 2018
Watching the game on the African veldt, I wondered what they were thinking. It seems to be four things which occupy their thoughts: 1) where is the food? 2) how do I get it to my mouth? 3) are there predators near? 4) what is my nearest escape route? Somewhere in the mists of time human being developed the capacity for language and began to reflect on other important things...like, where is the bar? where can I recharge my electronics? when does my next pay check arrive? will it be enough to cover my bills? why does that person have more than me? why did I not get enough "likes" on my FB page? where's the food? where's the bar?
I've told people that a trip to Africa can change their lives, but I've always had trouble explaining why I thought so. I still can't explain it, but it has something to do with accepting the mysteries of life without question, its beauty and its harshness. Maybe language has prevented that process. Now...where's the food? where's the bar? Like Scarlett, I'll think about it tomorrow.
Monday, April 16, 2018
I'm here with 7 other travel agents on a study tour. I'd love to share this beautiful place with clients, but I need to update my current knowledge. I shouldn't be sending people to the Thorn Tree bar at the New Stanley Hotel since I just learned that the thorn tree has been cut down. Unfortunately, we will have no time to explore Nairobi. After a long journey from Washington Dulles Airport, including a long layover in Amsterdam, we did not arrive at our destination until after 9 p.m. A long ride to Hemingways Hotel and we crashed, only to be up early the next morning to catch a flight to our first destination -- Lewa Safari Lodge in Lewa Conservancy.
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
But, Africa is calling and I must go.