“Open your hearts and behold the wonder that is your life! At each step there is an abundance of Light, an abundance of Life! O my friend, don’t allow yourself to wallow or despair… instead breathe, experience, absorb the gifts all around you… take the time to seek out your blessings! Don’t be in a rush through life for you will regret what you will miss…”
– Disappearing path at Karura Forest, Nairobi
“What an auspicious occasion!! Some called it unseasonal… but for us these were sacred moments in which to reach out humbly in the hope of being touched by a drop of the blessings from above… Truth be told, even a spattering of the life-enriching drops after they had hit the ground would have been gratefully accepted. All discerning souls could see clearly the Light in each drop!
– Raindrops by the hedge, Parklands, Nairobi
“We all want to be hopeful right now and in the coming days, despite what might have gone on in the days gone by… Is there darkness all around or can we say rays of Light? We are all craning our necks in the hope of seeing the Light and the warmth on our skins that help us to blossom and become colourful… Light and hope radiate abundance, vitality and splendour, which is the ultimate hope of our lives!”
– Berries in the garden, Nairobi, 12 December 2020
“There are interesting things on the horizon for you… Usually, people fear my predictions but you needn’t do so! From my vantage point, I can see growth, both spiritual and worldly, in your future this coming year… keep an open mind and face the coming days with confidence and optimism! – Crow with a cawing prophesy, 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
“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.
“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.
“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
“It is lunch-time on Easter Monday in Nairobi… Shards of glass all around me waiting to cut at the tiniest false move, barking dogs below going crazy to attack should I slip the tiniest bit… Yet, I try to enjoy every morsel of nourishment amidst the mayhem!” – Monkey on a wall, Parklands, Nairobi
“The doorway of mercy exhorts you to look upwards… perhaps to the heavens in search of spiritual succour and benediction… however, it is incomplete without the need to look ‘sideways’ – all around you – in search of people to forgive and to be compassionate towards so that there is festive cheer all around!” – Door at La Cathédrale, Port Louis, Mauritius
(I have read that the cross not only symbolises the need for us to strive towards spiritual ascent to Heaven i.e. the vertical, but also the importance of virtuous dealings with our fellow physical beings i.e. the horizontal)