“I am your symbol of freedom… where the unfortunate found succour in the past. For all those of you who are in bondage, whether captives of others or, more likely, slaves to your own vices, behold from your vantage point and contemplate! Think of what I stand for… what it means to be truly free!” – Le Morne, World Heritage Site where runaway slaves sought shelter in the 18th and 19th centuries, South Western Mauritius
“Some of us produce sweetness, some are hard and immovable, others float in the sky spreading softness, some merely functional… yet, not only do we each have a place in your view, but we also create beauty, shapes, colour and diversity of experience! And so it is for humankind… think carefully, therefore, before condemning anyone with your shortsighted judgments! - Sugarcane field view just by Albion, Mauritius
“Water has a unique, pre-determined identity but the path of the waterfall is shaped by the surrounding terrain… Rocks have a unique, pre-determined composition but the rock faces are shaped by the activity around them… Trees have unique, pre-determined forms but the type of vegetation is heavily influenced by the available moisture and light… similarly, humans may have a unique genetic disposition, but personalities are shaped by their life experiences… please, let us all be more empathetic then? – Alexandra Falls at about 700 metres above sea level, Southern Mauritius
This is a post that touches me deeply! I hope you will agree that it is truly enriching… Thank you Geneviève for gracing this site!
“Our longevity can extend from 150 to 250 years! What’s the secret of living long, you ask? Well, first of all, a tough shell so that barbs, which seem to be more and more common these days, are deflected… Secondly, choosing a pace that’s measured and steady rather than the stressed out, breakneck speed of life today… And thirdly, perhaps most importantly, withdrawing into your soft and sacred inner core on a regular basis to contemplate and learn to practice innate truth and decency…” - Tortoises at Terre de Sept Couleurs, Chamarel, Mauritius