It really feels that way, it just didn’t happen in this lifetime.
Over a decade ago, I was collecting and painting things related to Africa-
A few of my earliest watercolor efforts, “The Blue Men of Africa” attempted twice, the second time with ink and watercolor.
I scanned old National Geographic magazines for images that appealed to me:
I’d love to imagine that these previous longings and efforts will prepare me for my upcoming Moroccan adventure, but I know better. When I arrive, the sounds and people and activities can overwhelm me. My best chance to feel like I’m “home” will be to find the silence: of the desert, or the Atlas mountains, or even just a quiet corner away from the hustle and bustle of the marketplace.
The journal pictured above is empty. I plan to bring it and fill it with words and images that belong in it.
I’ll start with the word “wonderment”, and continue from there.