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tea at sunrise

18 April 2014

While my eyes give me more and more struggles and the year started off a little rough and left me tender, I feel in all my heart how incredibly lucky I am. Love and experiences.

Friends, we have been travelling again.

I’ve drunk rooibos tea before, but it is now firmly entrenched in my sentimental sensory memory bank as South Africa – being woken by drums reaching through the darkest bush and into my toes that danced happily; a hot teapot delivered to our tent with a wide smile and a shy greeting; the sun rising as I sipped my tea and watched the silhouette of trees come into my vision; the vervet monkeys stirring in the trees above us and making me giggle; the first safari drive of the day about to begin so that we may watch more beautiful wild animals in awe. It feels like we were away for months. It was the most luscious freezing of time, our only indicators being the drums and sunlight. I’ve seen, smelt and felt more than I could have wished for.

I feel so very rich in love, lessons and life. To have such triggers to the moments that have shaped me. Now I will drink rooibos tea and be transported right back there to that tent, my mind sinking blissfully into the simplicity, my eyes glazed over in the greenery and my body feeling the breezes and movement of wildlife.

More to share with you of our safari and other South African adventures soon.

*Photo by my husband. Me wearing our group safari shirt, drinking rooibos tea outside our tent at sunrise.

11 Responses
  1. April 19, 2014

    Ah, so that’s where you’ve been! I look forward to more wonderful photographs..

  2. April 19, 2014

    Oh how gorgeous Lucent, I look forward to reading more x

  3. April 20, 2014

    Oh, I so excited to read and see your latest adventures. South Africa is on our wishlist. My daughter and her man honeymooned there! Love the photo of you with your tea.

  4. April 22, 2014

    You guys are quite the little travellers! Cannot wait to hear more about this trip & see your magnificent photos. Hubby & I just got back from our “babymoon” in Hawaii. Feeling so refreshed.

    Clare x

  5. April 23, 2014

    Your writing is so beautiful. I’ve dreamed of going to Africa, it will be a treat to see it through your eyes. The photo of you with the tea is refreshing.

  6. April 23, 2014

    Love all this traveling you’ve been doing and i’m really looking fwd to seeing the pictures and hearing your thoughts from this round of travel.

  7. April 24, 2014

    Wow that sounds amazing, I can’t wait to see your images from your fantastic trip! Sarah x

  8. Megan permalink
    April 24, 2014

    You are truly a citizen of the world Lucent! I’m looking forward to more photos and memories of this trip to South Africa.

  9. April 25, 2014

    Oh I can’t wait to hear and see more of your trip to South Africa! The Fella and I are heading over to Zimbabwe sometime next year, and I am just SO excited. Africa’s always had a special pull for me, and I’m not entirely sure why.

  10. April 29, 2014

    How jealous am I of your world travels? Extremely!

  11. Bryony permalink
    April 29, 2014

    you are truly incredible and beautiful inside out.
    Thank you xx

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