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Belonging

Belonging is inescapable.


BABY BABOON WITH PARENTS – Moremi, Okavango Delta, Botswana

BELONGING

Acknowledged or not,
there’s no escaping
our own
belonging

Born of one,
born of another,
kissed into being
by the same breath

That bonds a baby
to its mother,
and cleaves a leaf
to a tree

The same sacred
infinitesimal
fibres
of life itself

Know our names,
cradle our souls,
which sing with
gratitude

At being a part
of the perfectly
complete
Whole

©Naomi Estment

Quotes to consider:

“I celebrate myself, and sing myself, And what I assume you shall assume, For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you” – Walt Whitman

“No house should ever be on a hill or on anything. It should be of the hill. Belonging to it. Hill and house should live together each the happier for the other.” – Frank Lloyd Wright

“See the things you want as already yours. Think of them as yours, as belonging to you, as already in your possession.” – Robert Collier

“The Earth is what we all have in common.” – Wendell Berry

“Sticks in a bundle are unbreakable”- Kenyan Proverb

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

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African Elephant on the Charge!

Several things happen simultaneously:

– an Elephant trumpets
– men yell
– tyres spin
– dust flies
Plovers shriek
Impalas scatter
Hippo’s submerge
– my throat constricts
– the video camera tumbles into my lap

. . . and Dave calmly fires off a sensational sequence, hand-held from our roof rack:

I don’t know how my husband does it, but there you go 🙂

He shot this near the Khwai River Lodge, just North of Moremi Game Reserve in the Okavango Delta, Botswana. No, we weren’t doing the five star thing, rather the real bush deal, camping at the Khwai Development Trust site just up the drag. Thereby hang a whole lot more tales, but we’ll save them for another day.

Our friends in the Prado had inadvertently come between the elephant and the water. Never a good idea. They got off fine, albeit shaken and stirred!
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Mischief

Mischief deserves mercy.

BABY BABOON - Moremi Game Reserve, Okavango Delta, Botswana
BABY BABOON – Moremi Game Reserve, Okavango Delta, Botswana

Quotes to consider:

“A little neglect may breed great mischief.” – Benjamin Franklin

“Vanity working on a weak head, produces every sort of mischief.” – Jane Austen

“Rulers have no authority from God to do mischief” – Jonathan Mayhew
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Nurture

Nurture doesn’t necessarily come naturally.

BABOON FAMILY - Moremi Game Reserve, Okavango Delta, Botswana
BABOON FAMILY – Moremi Game Reserve, Okavango Delta, Botswana

Quotes to consider:

“Nature surpasses nurture.” – Proverb

“Always be on the lookout for ways to nurture your dream.” – Lao Tzu

“Nurture your mind with great thoughts; to believe in the heroic makes heroes” – Benjamin Disraeli Continue reading

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Thinking

Thinking can get in the way of knowing.

MALE BABOON - Moremi Game Reserve, Okavango, Botswana
MALE BABOON – Moremi Game Reserve, Okavango, Botswana

Quotes to consider:

“Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

“Thinking is easy, acting is difficult, and to put one’s thoughts into action is the most difficult thing in the world.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Thinking is more interesting than knowing, but less interesting than looking” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Continue reading

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Giving

Giving = Receiving.

BABOONS GROOMING - Moremi Game Reserve, Okavango, Botswana
BABOONS GROOMING – Moremi Game Reserve, Okavango, Botswana

Quotes to consider:

“You get the best out of others when you give the best of yourself.” – Harvey S. Firestone

“If you have much, give of your wealth; If you have little, give of your heart” – Arab Proverb

“You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.” – Kahlil Gibran

“If you can’t feed a hundred people, then just feed one.” – Mother Teresa

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