A time to reflect a little
Sunday, 21 September 2008
Its been 10 weeks on the coast, 10 weeks that have just evaporated, but weeks that have changed as much as the tides. So often when you start out on a journey ones original perception and end picture are miles apart. Like ones memories, with time become less clear, so does a journey tend to fade in the distance as you leave faint impressions in the dust, with each impression a thought has been processed, as I look back at my trail of thoughts that swirl and scatter in the wind, there is a lasting picture that has started to take shape. A picture of beauty as the puzzle of this mass of coastline slowly starts to make scene to me. But it seems to be a lot deeper than just beauty, there is an underlying scene of things are slowly happening. Not just because its getting through another African day, but each day around me has a purpose, its just another little piece to this giant puzzle, some of the pieces I can see don’t fit, but with time they will be discarded, as only the correct piece will eventually fit.
I have a deeper understanding of the rural communities and how they work, slow to react, but once there is trust and belief that things will be ok, the response is overwhelming. I think that this is one of the best examples of basic lessons in life. Be honourable and trustworthy and anything is possible.
What more could we ask for?