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Adjusted Perspective

Sky and grass Africa

It’s all about perspective. When you lay on your back on the parched ground, you will see bright blue skies through the opening formed by your body in the tall elephant grass. It’s yellowed and crispy. It doesn’t move. You see, there is not a breath of wind. Instead, the air is vibrating in the heat, adding shifting patterns to the sky. And you think of dance. Relaxing, slow dance of the universe. Music in B flat. Your perspective on life is being adjusted by Africa.


This is a short sample of the Prologue in the new book I’m writing (or at least trying to). It will be loosely based on my experiences in Africa.


Earth Beautiful

I breathe, think and I dream

Make plans, steer my path

Need to feel in charge

Control  future outcomes

My little spot on earth

The center of the universe

Filled with worries and stress

And I forget to live

Forget to let go and trust life

Grow as part of creation

As one of many and many as one

Live in the light shining

On earth beautiful.