Dreams: Deep & Dark
I have literally been 'round the world ... yet there are oh sooo many, many more places to go, peoples to meet, and wonderous sites and sights still left to be seen!
Where oh where should I go next???
... lately my dreams have been visions of the red robed Maasai herding their cattle and goats across the sweeping savanah of the Serengeti as the untamed herds of antelope, elephants, giraffs, wander from one waterhole to the next, while leopards, lions, hyennas wait for stragglers to invite for dinner. I hear the sing-song lilt of Kiswahili wafting on the hot breeze, mixing with the scent of spices and perfumes from Zanzibar, which I can almost see in the distant east from the snow capped top of Kilimanjaro. ...
Then other nights ... a barge slips slowly along ... just off shore from the monkey filled trees along the deep Tanganyika, following the path of David Livingstone, onward to Lake Malawi and then to the Zambezi and the mighty Victoria Falls ...
I imagine the chaotic frenzy of the markets, the serenity of vast empty countryside, the cacophony of colourful birds amongst the jungle canopy. Some places will pulse with the beat of tribal drums, some will be the beating of hundreds, maybe thousands, of hooves stampeding across the plains, others are the pounding feet on crowded city streets, and then there are golden strands of sand beaten by the ocean's thundering waves while just beyond there are quiet coral reefs that teem with schools of unimaginable fish.
I dream ...
Deep and dark.
Cosmopolitan and urbane.
Wild and untouched.
Frenzied and serene.
Yes, I dream of ... Afrika!
Please note: I have yet to visit Afrika so the images in
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