About empathy and concern…

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“What is it about humans that makes you want to progress at the expense of others? Do you not see that the cycle of day and night turns those who progress into the others and  others into those who progress? And after all where does all that progress leave you when your final night comes calling? Caring for the poor, the weak, the elderly is indeed caring for yourselves… since we are all essentially but one Soul! – Water, stones and sunlight caring for the fading old tree, Karura Forest, Nairobi.

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About wishes for the time to come…

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“What can I say about the effect of Your Benevolence on my life? How do I compare my shining and overflowing heart touched by Your Presence with the everyday dull and drab existence of this world? Is it any wonder then that my deepest wish for the time to come is to be touched by Your illuminating Gaze? – Karura Forest, Nairobi, Kenya

About differences With similarities…

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“Long horns, lanky legs, wide-eyed look? Thickset, furry, squinty eyed? So obviously different looking… Do we really have anything in common that can foster friendly conversation? Hmm…. Let us think a little! How about comparing our instincts for survival? The ways in which we care for our offspring? The intricacies of our group relationships? The effects of the environment in which we live? We all can learn from each other, from our differences, from the other perspective! Listen, you can hear the conversation…” – Diversity discourse, Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya.

About Hope in the midst of Despair…

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“Don’t despair Little One… when dark clouds gather and swirl and it seems as if your world is closing in on you… know that I am always there. My light is blue… a beacon, guiding, comforting and, with the promise of sunny skies and warmth, bringing you hope and love! O Little One, know that you are loved, know that you are loved… I am always right beside you holding your hand!” – His message from anywhere in the world… dedicated to the one who needs Hope and Love.

About the beauty of solitude…

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“People seek out company wanting to talk and listen to each other… Indeed, most are afraid of being alone; death by loneliness the scourge of some lives… But can peaceful solitude be compared with loneliness… When an upright individual stands tall in surroundings that encourage him to draw in and radiate peace, solitude takes on a whole new, beautiful light…” – What the giraffe said, Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya

About reflections and reality…

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“Is it possible for the reflection to be more true than the reality? In what sense is the reality different from the reflection? Is it true that every reality in the physical realm is first created conceptually? Is the reflection therefore the precursor to the reality? If that be the case, which is the reflection and which the Reality?” – Musings of a novice, Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya

About the Dance along the Way…

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“My source is He… Abundant, Loving, Full of Grace! At journey’s end, I will find Him… Comforter, Giver of Peace, Beneficent and Full of Grace! Along the way, He fills me with His radiance… every drop, every molecule calling out to Him… dancing His dance, in full flow and with one objective only… graceful annihilation… an end in Peace, Love, Warmth, Abundance! – Waterfall at Karura Forest, Nairobi

Weekly Photo Challenge – Graceful