photo-philosophy

Busyness

9 August 2011 Inspiration
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BUSYNESS Purpose has its place, especially when paired with awareness of the difference between business and busyness Achieving results in line with life’s purpose, is reward enough by itself Being busy on the other hand, empties hours of riches, and saps bodies of essential energy How do we determine the difference between the two? By […]

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Greatness

1 August 2011 Inspiration
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His name was Mufasa, apparently meaning “King” in the Manazoto language…and what a king he was. He exuded greatness. This magnificent male lion lived at Schotia Safaris, an Eastern Cape game farm belonging to the Bean family, who have owned the original farm, Orlando, since the early 1800’s. It’s run by Peter, Dave’s friend from […]

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Trust

23 August 2010 Inspiration

Trust = Treasure A temporary home from home, Losoloago Pan shimmers her welcome. Oppressive desert heat drives us straight to our freezer, emerging with cans of half-frozen mango juice. Stretching, we soak it in, along with the silence. Like shrugging into a familiar shirt, we begin the process of unpacking. Some way off, the silhouette […]

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Grace

21 August 2010 Inspiration

Grace = Gift We call it ‘Big Sky Country‘, the Central Kalahari. Somehow the horizon seems more expansive. Parked alongside a pan in Passarge Valley, we contemplate the meeting point of Heaven and Earth. Mesmerized, we forget to sip our nicely chilled drinks and nibble on the cashew nuts. Regal Gemsbuck drift nearby, quietly crunching […]

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Journey

20 August 2010 Inspiration

Journey = Joy ‘Gearbox’. Not for nothing is it named that. Gnarliest road on the reserve, it snakes steeply up the side of a spectacular valley. As we approach, I engage my core, calling on my inner yogi to straighten my spine. It’s one of the ways I maximise the pleasure of being in the […]

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Depression

17 August 2010 Inspiration

Depression ↔ Distance ‘Pleasure,’ I say, returning the sincerity of his smile along with the document, duly signed. Absolute serenity marks the moment, disturbed only by the screeches of some Loeries outside. Just as he’s happy to feed them daily, so I’m grateful for the opportunity to help our friend. It’s wise to have a […]

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Outlook

14 August 2010 Inspiration

Outlook is unique. Ah, the lure of a warm wooden deck, with a view of infinity! Squinting into the morning sunlight, I let it’s rays lick my throat. Vampires flirt with my mind. In particular, Edward Cullen. It’s all Sam’s fault. She’s the one who got me infected. Right here in this vivid piece of […]

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Closure

12 August 2010 Inspiration

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, […]

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Conservation

2 August 2010 Inspiration

Green over greed. Quotes to consider: “Every day is Earth Day.” – Unknown “We cannot command Nature except by obeying her.” – Francis Bacon “If I keep a green bough in my heart, then the singing bird will come.” – Chinese Proverb “We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from […]

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Cooperation

1 August 2010 Inspiration

Cooperation is crucial. Quotes to consider: “The only thing that will redeem mankind is cooperation.” – Bertrand Russell “Leadership is based on inspiration, not domination; on cooperation, not intimidation.” – William Arthur Ward “It is through cooperation, rather than conflict, that your greatest successes will be derived.” – Unknown “We are all dependent on one […]

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Leisure

29 July 2010 Inspiration

Leisure renews life. Quotes to consider: “Leisure is the Mother of Philosophy.” – Thomas Hobbes “All intellectual improvement arises from leisure” – Samuel Johnson “We give up leisure in order that we may have leisure, just as we go to war in order that we may have peace” – Aristotle “Leisure is time for doing […]

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