17°51′S 25°52′E.

livingstone, zambia.

the next time a sunrise steals your breath or a meadow of flowers leaves you speechless, remain that way. say nothing. listen. listen as heaven whispers, do you like it? i did it just for you.

what is it that renders you speechless? 
we sat in silence and gazed upon this hauntingly glorious sunset, only able to make out contours of our shadowy faces and reflection off the water.  i could not help but think- does this happen all around me every moment of every day and i completely miss it? We rush past these seconds of splendor. 
 'How precious are My children who are awed by nature's beauty; this opens them up to God's Presence...'

17°55′28″S 25°51′24″E.

victoria falls, zambia. 

Let us first be as simple and well as Nature ourselves,

dispel the clouds which hang over our brows,

and take up a little life into our pores.

Do not stay to be an overseer of the poor,
but endeavor to become one of the worthies of the world.


12°58′00″S 28°38′00″E

Ndola, Zambia. 

so this is ndola thru mine and banji's eyes:

taking a bus together to the farm- with the window open the air was still crisp with dew from the night before. 
going thru old cans of paint we found in gilbert's work shed (caretaker/overseer of Northrise Farms). walking out into the empty lands to find sticks sturdy enough to stir some incredibly thick paint, taking water from nearby overrun, and seeing the sun make shadows that danced and sang their way thru the halls and windows of Kuhula House. 
with little time, limited supplies and the on and off again power and water....Banji and I found it better to focus simply on creating our heart's desire with what we had been given. And so we did. 

I am so thankful for Banji and the bond that sustained us that week...she is an amazing girl. Thru her story and her openness to share with me, I saw my own desire for openness and passion to live with joy running over.  
and to see my family support me in ways not worthy of words alone, i am blessed. 

so what will you dream to create? with no plan, no reasonable logic to it, with open hands that are empty of what you know and ready to take hold of something new? 

12°58′00″S 28°38′00″E

Ndola, Zambia. 

And why do I want?
I want to live and feel all the shade, tones and variations 
of mental and physical experience possible in life. 
And I am horribly limited. 
sylvia plath

12°58′00″S 28°38′00″E

Ndola, Zambia. 

During our time in Ndola, we were scattered about as our hands and hearts were needed in various ways. here are some photos captured by my sister as she was spending most of her time with children from surrounding villages...enough crocs were collected to give a new pair to every child! 
How beautiful their faces and voices that echo for miles. 

there isnt anyone you couldn't love once you've heard their story...
that we may find mercy & grace in a time of need.