I came across a snapshot I took over the side of a hot air balloon of a family of elephants. What fun!
If anyone would have told me I would go to Africa and ride in a hot air balloon I would not have believed it. Africa was not on my bucket list. It makes me pail just thinking of it. Get it? Bucket…pail. Nevermind. The point is I don’t like long trips and I don’t do heights. Well, I didn’t. But now I have a bragging list and Africa is right at the top.
Beware though, you can lose your heart to this mysterious land and its resilient people. Like sentinels the acacias stand in a sea of endless land that runs into the dusty clouds. Herds of zebras as far as the eye can see stripe the dry land as they make their way to water. Lone hyenas with their bony shoulder blades heckle from a distance. Giraffes sway and reach tree tops tenderest leaves. Gourmets, I suspect. And then there’s the lions…hello.
Oh, Africa how could I have known you would stay inside of me like an old cherished song? It’s as if I had only known ballads and somebody introduced me to jazz: a thrilling, heart-moving world of sights and sounds beating with the pulse of its amazing people.
Live outside the lines of your list. Don’t miss the adventure God has for you!