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Kilimanjaro Bush Camp

November 16th, 2010 hmcane12

(Written by another SFS student, I can’t take the credit!!)

You feel humble as Kilimanjaro once again reels in a perfect sunset…

There are very few precious moments each day where the suns’ vivid rays of light catch the clouds

in such a way as to illuminate the silver lining in each.

The light is soft enough and the time is slow enough to let us attempt to breath it all in.  Futile, but wonderful to try.

Have you ever been so content to simply exist?  So aware of the activity of all your senses?  Have you ever felt a feeling you would be happy to feel forever?  This place has, can, will, and does that.

At KBC I’ve felt an almost constant sense of peacefulness and happiness and purpose of life.  I would be happy to feel that feeling forever.

I’ve also felt a constant sense of living for the moment, taking everything day by day, and the feeling that every day is a new adventure.  This is a feeling that I want to keep with me when I go home.

Life is an adventure, and every breath I take, I learn a new lesson and am enthralled with the journey.

I’ll tell you what it is about this place.  It sentences you to freedom, and then it becomes very difficult to settle for anything less than this.

Coming to this land was a dream, now it is a reality, and it will be the best memories in the future.

Not knowing what to expect, still not knowing what’s to come.

So why should I wait?  Why should I question everything?  Why don’t I just hold my breath and handle my challenge with style?

I refuse to hold my breath.  I want to breath it in, take it all in and learn to appreciate my surroundings.

A world of opportunity and beauty presents itself to me.

You feel humble when laughter is the only suitable response to experiencing something for the first time.

Tears brought on by laughter are the sweetest tears to the tongue.

Smiles spread contagious beyond the glimmer of eyes or lived hands.

It all makes sense, in a way that I never want to completely absolutely understand.

I look around me in awe and wonderment, and I can’t believe this isn’t a National Geographic Special.

How extraordinary it is, that nature can bring friends together and at the same time takes them apart.

But in the end the earth remains our source of vitality and spirit.

A complicated maze where we search for our own straight line.

With all five senses working overtime to formulate the experience of a lifetime.

To enjoy the time that we have here and in our hearts remain truly dear.

For the good things must always come to an end, but the best things…the best things last forever, far and near.

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