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The Silence of Africa

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Breakfast
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Family arguments

I was once again privileged to have a short stop over in Africa.  There’s something about the silence of their bush that resonates with me.  Their wet season is their summer, not their winter.  This means the water lasts a lot longer and it supports a lot more life than Australia, though it is similarly arid.

The other thing that’s so striking about the wildlife here is how quiet it is – except when it’s roaring, of course. Most of the time the wildlife is sneaking around either trying to avoid being eaten, or trying to eat something.

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Message post
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The smell of dinner

The silence is so full of life, it hums.  The whole air just vibrates with the resonance of life.  It is easy to believe that life, and human life, started here.

This is the second time I have been here and it just confirms how much I love their bush, its wildlife and the deep sense of life here.  It has a strong energy, a life force that informs the energy of all things that are touched by it.

Here the silence is so alive it is a physical experience of the void that is full, the void from which all life and all creation is manifested.

Here the silence is similarly full.

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After dinner wash
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Cool drinks

Being in this silence is a blessing of the deepest kind.