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Patterns have purpose.

ZEBRA PATTERNS – Welgevonden Game Reserve, Waterberg, South Africa

ZEBRA PORTRAIT – Welgevonden Game Reserve, Waterberg, South Africa


Nature’s babies note
their mothers’ markings;
Zebra foals imprint
mares’ patterns

Wild dogs follow the flash
of parents’ tails,
Lion cubs spot the black
behind adult ears . . .

But what of humanity –
makers of mistakes,
thanks to the gift of
free will?

Our patterns too
serve a purpose,
teaching lessons
long after leaving

negatives belong
to the winds of change,
positives provide the framework
for fulfilling lives

Quotes to consider:

“To understand is to perceive patterns” – Isaiah Berlin

“When patterns are broken, new worlds emerge.” – Unknown

“Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things in a different way.” – Edward de Bono

“Our character is basically a composite of our habits. Because they are consistent, often unconcious patterns, they constantly, daily, express our character…” – Stephen R. Covey

“A cloud does not know why it moves in just such a direction and at such a speed…It feels an impulsion…this is the place to go now. But the sky knows the reasons and the patterns behind all clouds, and you will know, too, when you lift yourself high enough to see beyond horizons.” – Richard Bach

“The same gold is fashioned into various articles; just so, the Lord has made the many patterns of the creation.” – Atharva Veda

To illustrate a few more of wildlife’s patterns:

AFRICAN WILD DOG walking away – Madikwe Game Reserve, SA

LIONESS looking away – Mabuasehube Game Reserve, Botswana

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Celebration ↔ Smiles

WINE BOTTLE WITH GLASSES – Welgevonden Game Reserve, Waterberg, South Africa

It’s nobody’s birthday or anything like that. Just an exquisite evening in a beautiful lodge on a gorgeous game farm. African style. That’s reason enough for a special occasion. This one comes with grateful thanks to Dave’s brother and his wife. ‘Cheers, Mike and Lisa!’ Chinking of glasses mingles with the music of vibrant voices. Smooth Cabernet caresses tongues, tinted with friendship and the mouth-watering aroma of roasting lamb. A humming log fire inspires reveries as it swallows time. Warmth swirls around relaxed bodies, casting a glow across familiar faces. Smiles adorn mouths, hinting at the Celebration happening inside. When all is said and done, does life really get any better than this?

Quotes to consider:

“Fly free and happy beyond birthdays and across forever, and we’ll meet now and then when we wish, in the midst of the one celebration that never can end.” – Richard Bach

“Tolerance and celebration of individual differences is the fire that fuels lasting love.” – Tom Hannah

“The thing about performance, even if it’s only an illusion, is that it is a celebration of the fact that we do contain within ourselves infinite possibilities.” – Sydney Smith

“Think of the magic of that foot, comparatively small, upon which your whole weight rests. It’s a miracle, and the dance…is a celebration of that miracle.” – Martha Washington

“The Olympic Games are the quadrennial celebration of the springtime of humanity.” – Pierre de Coubertin

To help set the scene, here are two more pics of the lodge by day:

LODGE VIEW – Welgevonden Game Reserve, Waterberg, South Africa

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Simplicity is a blessing.

Quotes to consider:

“The simplest things are often the truest.” – Richard Bach

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” – Leonardo da Vinci

“Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.” – Albert Einstein
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