Monthly Archives: July 2014


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tripT Blog. Tilla's Travel Tales


The earth has music for those who listen….All the sounds of the earth are like music, if you stop and listen you will eventually hear a philharmonic orchestra playing your own life’s symphony…even in the stillness of the open veld, the quietness of the early morning in the bush … if you listen closely, you can hear your own song playing…
When we are home in Prince Albert, I often go out into the veld to watch the sun go down … Standing there I have several option while waiting … do I meditate; do I take photos or do I just appreciate the beauty in front of me? You become quiet, listening to the music of the veld… Then I do a 360 degree turn-about to look at the clouds, tilt my head up towards the mountains …. I become peaceful, look at the beauty all around me and…

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Of all the things I’d been skeptical about, I didn’t feel skeptical about this: the wilderness had a clarity that included me.



From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail

by Cheryl Strayed


one of the best books I’ve read in the last year or so 🙂


“A serious sense of humour”

“The cow took aim. She came straight at Walter. Everybody – the owner of the cow, Andre van Heerden; his farm workers; Walter’s friend Willem, who had come for the ride; each and every one froze. They all held their breaths. It was clear that there was no way Walter could manage to get out of the cow’s path in time. Although she was sick, very sick in fact, she developed a hefty speed over the short distance, and she had some mighty forward pointing horns…”

It wasn’t this beautiful specimen though that Walter tackled in the chapter “A Serious Sense of Humour”, about halfway through ‘Healing Rhinos and Other Souls’ – I met her a couple of days ago and she was really friendly  🙂