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 a 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