Nkoamansa, Mbise Magic

Sometime ago, in the dim shadows of the late 70s, maybe early 80s, I devoured nearly every publication on 'positive thinking' that was available including Robert Schuller's "Move Ahead With Possibility Thinking". I tried so hard to make it happen. It was only many years later that I learned the principle of Psalm:1; "That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither— whatever they do prospers".

How does one attempt to describe the extraordinary? That time when your possibilities become ones realities.

The view from my back yard is Mount Meru and a minute or so through coffee and banana plantations is this view of Mount Kilimanjiro. 

The wet season can be a bit trying but once the gumboot, brolly routine clickes in, it all goes pretty smoothly, especially when you slip on the ice skate rink type muddy surface on the hills.

Reflecting on the acceptance that the top suite in the top hotel is no better or worse than sleeping in a slab room lined with cardboard.

The joy of meeting so many people with too many questions and seeing their eyes brighten with understanding as you share the hypotheses of your life experinces and possible conclusions that seem to make sense.

It's Saturday afternoon and I'm sitting gazing through the banana leaves at the sun setting over Mount Meru. Whilst I sit, I reflect on whether life is good or bad, difficult or easy and conclude it is none of these, it simply is. Enjoy

The images below show the track I walk to work with a couple of meaty hills. Cooking with Muma Mbise my little buddy Imrahn, a tragic Manchester United support whos street name is Manches, mine is 'Chels'. A lovely piece of fabric I aquired in Kakadu in 2004, is now proudly worn by Muma Mbise.

The ring and pendent were a commission using uncut, unheated tanzanite.

The studio is on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1408695789163420/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ongeavito/, Email: ongeavitoprojecttst@gmail.com and has a fancy business card.

 

 

 

Nkoamansa, Mbise Magic

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Comments: 4
  • #1

    Thomas (Monday, 29 May 2017 03:19)

    I enjoyed reading!
    Thank you Chris

  • #2

    Valerian (Monday, 29 May 2017 08:12)

    I know your enjoying living with awesome family

    'Ongea Nasi Kuhusu Upedo'

    Thanks

  • #3

    Chris T. (Monday, 29 May 2017 20:16)

    Great pics, and what a view (definitely a hard act to follow). The jewellery is beautiful, as are the gemstones. I saw my first pieces of rough Tanzanite at the Gympie markets last week, a unique colour. You're very reflective Chris, I used to devour self help books too until I realised many left you feeling like you were doing more things wrong that you imagined you were before you even opened the book!!!! I find most problems these days can be tackled with the help of the 'serenity prayer' (I said MOST...not annoying neighbours, but that's a completely different topic.....). You're half way through your intended journey and sounding happy with what you've achieved and where you are at present....a great outcome.
    Chris

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