Closure ↔ Creation
Wrapped in woolly scarves, gloves and beanies, we stop the open-topped Land Cruiser beside a dried up waterhole. Some hadedas squawk off as a lone Rhino marks his territory. “Like a fire hydrant!” Claire comments, while we cluster around sundowners, sniffing fresh air. Savanna Dry, G & T’s, Miller’s, Captain and Coke, all contribute to the colourful conversation, accompanying more-ish snacks. Tangy cheeses and paté, chips and biltong are stroked by the sun before it snuggles into the bushveld.
Another disappearing day beckons us back to a blaze in the boma. Special sightings linger on lips, including a rarely spotted Gymnogene, barreling Bushpig, as well as Lions and their cubs on a Wildebeest kill. Africa, you breathe with closure and creation!
Quotes to consider:
“Sometimes we stare so long at a door that is closing that we see too late the one that is open.” – Alexander Graham Bell
“Poetry is the opening and closing of a door, leaving those who look through to guess about what is seen during a moment” – Carl Sandburg
“A subject for a great poet would be God’s boredom after the seventh day of creation.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
“Every act of creation is first of all an act of destruction.” – Pablo Picasso