Saturday, March 24, 2012

Why I love Africa...







"Westerners arriving in Africa for the first time are always struck by its beauty and size -- even the sky seems higher.  And they often find themselves suddenly cracked open.  They lose inhibitions, feel more alive, more themselves, and they begin to understand why, until then, they have only half lived. In Africa the essentials of existence -- light, earth, water, food, birth, family, love, sickness, death -- are more immediate, more intense.  Visitors suddenly realize what life is for.  To risk a huge generalization: {In the west}, amid our wasteful wealth and time-pressed lives we have lost human values that still abound in Africa."
-Richard Dowden

4 comments:

Jenna said...

Glad you posted the quote! I love it :)

xxx
Jenna

Heather said...

Agreed- great quote. Makes me wish I'd been to Africa, but at least there are other things in life that can teach us the same things.

Beka said...

ah i love this! i went to Uganda last summer and I completely agree with this quote!

Hayley said...

wow this is amazing! i've always wanted to go to africa! especially that first picture makes me want to jump on a plane and go!

hayley
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