Take Me Away

There is such beauty to be seen and wonder to be had all across this earth. Creation, even in the fallen state in which we view it, is an amazing and wondrous thing to behold. God is good.

For me, since I was a child, pictures of Africa have held me under their spell. The majestic animals, the unfathomable reaches of the horizon, the mystique, and the adventure.  I think of tent camps, folding stools, linen outfits, rattan furniture…I know that this is a product of over-romanticized portrayals of this amazing continent and that my view of Africa is idealized and generalized. Movies like Born Free, Out of Africa, A Far Off Place, and I Dreamed of Africa have fueled this fascination. Just as there is tragedy and man’s depravity all across the world, Africa is certainly no different. But no one can argue that this continent boasts some of the most breathtaking scenery and animals that can be found nowhere else in the world. I would love to travel to Africa someday. Can you imagine staying in a place like this…

where you wake up to a parade of elephants…

This is the Luangwa Safari House in Zambia.

How about having a giraffe join you for dinner…

This is the Giraffe Manor outside of Nairobi, Kenya.

How about this place…

These pictures make me think of Ralph Lauren, Ernest Hemingway, and Ethan Allen furniture.

Compliments of the Sasakwa Lodge in Tanzania.

Maybe someday…

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