Thursday, March 18, 2010

The mystique of Africa...who can resist?

“The wild creatures I had come to Africa to see are exhilarating in their multitudes and colors, and I imagined for a time that this glimpse of the earth’s morning might account for the anticipation that I felt, the sense of origins, of innocence and mystery, like a marvelous childhood faculty restored. Perhaps it is the consciousness that here in Africa, south of the Sahara, our kind was born. But there was also something else that, years ago, under the sky of the Sudan, had made me restless, the stillness of this ancient continent, the echo of so much that has died away, the imminence of so much as yet unknown. Something has happened here, is happening, will happen—whole landscapes seem alert.”

 

—Peter Matthiessen (1972)

1 comment:

Jenny B. said...

My heart goes out to you guys. What a hard place to be in; so many in need, wishing you could help them all, not being able to help everyone and the terrible dilema of choosing who you can do SOMEthing for. We will continue to pray for God's Spirit to lead you in all things.