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« The God-trodden mountain – Sinai | Main | Red Rhino Orphanage, Kenya. »

East or West – what comes next?

Why this reluctance to begin to take a backward glance?

Is it because the future still beckons with promises and hardship?

A rainbow and a Kenyan post-election refugee camp – what could be more ambiguous than that?

Or is it simply because the present has such pressing requirements

…that none of us can afford to take our eye off that?

Still, here we are like a dancer with one foot inclining home

…and the other still needing to complete the arc it’s begun.

We’re also out of money, which isn’t beside the point, but it’s also not the only reason for this natural we plot how to raid our own slender retirement

…either to come home sooner than we might have thought

…or else to take the next turn ahead of us -- towards the east, towards India.

Our friend Cyprian emails: “…while everyone else in the world is worrying about the financial situation, you’re liquidating your retirement fund! That’s my kind of living!”

Or else it’s just plain foolishness.

We’ll find out, won’t we?

Either way, it seems like the perfect time for another yarn-- full of radiant faces

…and exotic topography.

So load up the saddle bags

…and brew yourself a tea or coffee.

A story from the Sinai desert is coming next.

Reader Comments (2)

My oh my, souls with stamina - amazing grace and stamina. Selfishly loving your blog, I hope you stay the course... but appreciate your trek that we all live by and through sooooo much. Love you guys.

April 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSchweetiecakes

Schweetiecakes, really interesting, this word "souls" you choose. I've been thinking of her ("soul") alot lately -- thinking that the recent blogs are written *to* her, and that she's who connects us.

What stamina you see here comes from friendships with friends like you. Love you, too.


April 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChris and Debi Lorenc

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