“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
“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)
“As I go about my daily play, isn’t it liberating for you to stop by and observe my way of life? As you go about your daily life, I find it liberating to stop by and watch you play too… If separate species can afford this respect to one another, why can’t human races, cultures and religions do the same? – Curious spider in the car, Mauritius
“It is said that if you ask for something sincerely from Him, then it is only a matter of time before it is bestowed upon you… Today, I ask for peace… peace in the world… just peace! Enough of the senseless turmoil… I beseech Him for peace… just peace… and I bow my head in this prayer…” – Peaceful scene at sunset off the coast of Flic en Flac, Mauritius
“Today, perhaps more than ever before, it is common to hear people make claims about faith and religion, usually their own faith or religion, as being absolute truth and exclusive! I would like to ask you… does the sun have chosen objects on which it showers light and warmth while shunning the rest? Does the ocean choose which water drops to embrace? If nature is humble enough to blur differences and embrace diversity, shouldn’t we reconsider our claims? – Vast and colourful scene off the western coast of Mauritius