Sunday, March 28, 2010

impossible things.



the big rains are here. mountains in the sky and purple storms abound. the night sky flickers with lightening, close and far. kilimanjaro is sprinkled in snow and i am glad that i'm not anywhere near the top.




camping on the hill has been abandonned because pk has chicken pox. so that's that then.




i am headed to west meru tommorrow to go and visit a good friend. she lives in a tent on stilts, just underneath the jagged peaks of meru, with sweeping vistas of northern maasailand. she's a writer and a hunter. we will sit late into the night, telling stories of love and ghosts while the wind howls outside and her dogs lie curled next to the fireplace. we'll right all the wrongs of the world and our hearts. we'll laugh about things in the past, grow wide eyed about things today and whisper about things to come whilst we sip her swedish liquorice vodka.




i will fall sleep, warm and safe, in the guest hut, with the windows jam packed with stars or storms, lulled by the wind and dream extraordinary and impossible things.


toodely old toot, y'all. bisous X.X.X. tender dream tinted ones. x j


15 comments:

ewix said...

Wow!
So sorry about the chicken pox but sort of comes with the territory and isn't so very bad.
Such amazing clouds.........
make NY beyond tame!
enjoy your amazing trip

Bill said...

Living on stilts, above the fray ... seems good to me.

Rob Inukshuk said...

Now that sounds like a wonderful escape from life - enjoy!

PurestGreen said...

Your life seems about 10 million times more adventurous than mine. Giant lightning clouds, swedish liquorice vodka, houses on stilts...

It's like the best children's story, but with booze. All it needs is an air balloon.

Dumdad said...

You adventurer you! Sounds magical, if a little scary to a city slicker...

Val said...

sounds like a heavenly time!

Linda Sue said...

tent on stilts sounds a bit topplesome- and awesome. I have envy for your expansive life in Africa!
Chicken pox- bummer- been through it when son was five years old- later, they encourage, shingles injections to prevent the virus from taking over in older age. Just another thing...have a wonderful time with your friend in the tent in the sky.

Janelle said...

thanks for all your comments! just back and it was just as i imagined...more to follow! lots love x j

Janet said...

and the world's going to feel like a much better place after your visit

sounds like a superb escape

Eleonora said...

Sipping liquorice vodka on stilts with giggly hunter girlfriend? I'm in, I'll bring the nosh. We can dream in unison.

Hugs to the wee one with the pox.
Lola xx

Reya Mellicker said...

Any time I TRY to imagine your life, it blows my mind.

Have a wonderful visit.

Lizzy Frizzfrock said...

I have found you through Reya & see other of the blogs I follow are your friends too. This is such an amazing story, so far removed from my little life. I'm closed in by pine trees and you have a great expanse.
Both the cloud photo & that of Mt. Kilimanjaro are extraordinary. I shall return time & again.

Janelle said...

yeah it was for a moment janet. thanks for swingin' by! x j

hey lola. thanks. now last born is sick with horrible fevers...maybe its chicken pox too...but no spots? sigh sigh. x j

why thank-you lizzy! karibu sana, as we say here in tanzania. x j

Janelle said...

weh. i'm not leaving this on 13 even for a minute. x

Janelle said...

whoops, reya darlin' i overlooked your comment! bah. well. those cherry blossoms are kinda mind blowing too eh? whew. lots love x j