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Meditations #88

BY Lisa Lindblad

March 31, 2018

Africa is much more than a geographical expression. What binds this ancient continent’s vastly disparate peoples is a world view rooted in a reverent, umbilical connection to the land.

We praise the landscape and the cattle and the beauty of it all, wrote my friend, Tepilit Ole Saitoti.

And when the child was asked why he thought the Maasai seemed so happy, he responded, “I think there is nowhere else they would rather be and nothing else they would rather be doing.”

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There may be a creeping sameness to the world, but just beneath the monotony lie cultures painted with their own colors and styles.

In each corner of the earth people stand in their own grace, carrying traces of the history that is their own story, unique and remarkable.

It is for this that we must travel.

 

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Meditations #87