“Do you think I deserve the drops of rain from on high that caress my leaves? Do you think it rains because of the effort that I expend in my existence? Do you think the rain picks only my bright and evergreen leaves while forsaking my gangly brown branches? His Mercy is all pervasive within creation and requires no effort or righteousness from you except to express gratitude in response!” – Tree basking in the rain, Parklands, Nairobi.
“For all those of you unwittingly mired in self-indulgence, think about me for an instant… My colour, my scent, my beauty, indeed my entire being is dedicated to the pleasure and benefit of others… I know that it is easy to get carried away in your virtual world of unfettered self gratification, but please take time to empathise with those around you? Particularly those with a real need of your consideration and service…” – Teary rose in the garden, Parklands, Nairobi.
“If you were watching us on a stage, would your comments about us be ‘He is too old’, ‘She is too ugly’, ‘It is too short’, ‘He is too loud’, ‘She is too fat’? Or would you see harmony, with all of us facing the sun in earnest expectation of warmth and sustenance? We may be old or young, ugly or beautiful, short or tall, loud or soft, fat or thin but we all have fundamental similarities! Should you not be on the lookout for a similar symphony of your fellow beings around you everyday? – Greenery at Moka in Mauritius
“There, in the distance, are the waters of Nalu Baale (Lake Victoria)… Here, close by, are the waters of the White Nile… In between, are the natural springs that give impetus to the longest river on your continent and separate it from the Lake… Visibly, you can perhaps discern the difference among us but do you think you could tell the difference within our waters? Amongst humans, you see a variety of people who are different but do you think there is a difference in the basic components of humanity? If we all behaved as if we were intrinsically alike, how would our world outlook change? – Boat ride at the source of the Nile, Jinja, Uganda