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A moment on my mind

For weeks now, I've had a particular moment on my mind, moment that centers me and brings me calm. I don't know why it has been my constant mental touchstone of late, but it has.

It comes from a day on our river trip in Madagascar in May 2009. We woke with the dawn, as you tend to do when sleeping in a tent, just in time to see other canoe guides, already free of their passengers, making the return trip against the current. They poled in time to their song, the music barely reaching our ears through the morning mist.

madagascar morning
 


Of course an imparted memory can't be the same as a lived one, but perhaps someone will find joy in this image, too.

G'night, LJ

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xjenavivex
Feb. 7th, 2013 09:15 pm (UTC)
oh thank you so much
mnfaure
Feb. 11th, 2013 06:44 pm (UTC)
You are very welcome. :)
asakiyume
Feb. 7th, 2013 10:20 pm (UTC)
Oh YES the joy. Can't tell you how much I appreciate this kindness of yours. thank you.

(I've been sick, which is why I haven't responded to comments...)

This photo is so beautiful, and your words are so beautiful, I can almost hear the singing.
mnfaure
Feb. 11th, 2013 06:46 pm (UTC)
Glad you enjoyed it.

I've been sick, too. Transatlantic crud! :(
asakiyume
Feb. 11th, 2013 06:51 pm (UTC)
Aughh, sorry to hear it! I wonder if human viruses can pass through the ether. I'm pretty well recovered, and I hope you will be soon, too.
mnfaure
Feb. 11th, 2013 07:03 pm (UTC)
Woke with blocked sinuses and a headache, but after cleaning my sinuses and do a light workout at the gym, I felt better. Headache came back in the afternoon but passed again with no meds, so I think I'm pretty much over it.
asakiyume
Feb. 11th, 2013 06:53 pm (UTC)
And question: how would you feel about my reblogging this on Tumblr, but linking back to this entry? ("I'd rather you didn't" is a fine answer! I won't mind at all. But if you don't mind sharing it...)
mnfaure
Feb. 11th, 2013 07:03 pm (UTC)
Tumblr away
I don't mind sharing it. :) I like to spread joy, and if this can do so, I'd be chuffed.
asakiyume
Feb. 11th, 2013 07:11 pm (UTC)
Re: Tumblr away
~ ~ awesome ~ ~ I will show you the page when I do it <3
asakiyume
Feb. 11th, 2013 07:48 pm (UTC)
Re: Tumblr away
mnfaure
Feb. 11th, 2013 08:39 pm (UTC)
Re: Tumblr away
:D Pole, canoeists, pole!
nebula99
Feb. 8th, 2013 08:59 am (UTC)
That is beautiful - thank you for sharing it - and for sharing the memory.
mnfaure
Feb. 11th, 2013 06:47 pm (UTC)
You are welcome. How is Small Boy doing?
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