The Serengeti Plains

landscape-finished-600x351“When my brother returned from a trip to Kenya with a photography group, he came back strong and tanned and sober; he came back with beautiful stories that would find their way to the canvas that year. Above my bed hangs the painting of the Serengeti Plains in bloom. Of all the paintings he did when he returned, the Serengeti Plains holds the most meaning for me.

““It was incredible,” he’d said. “The rains came one day and by the next morning that dry hill and everything around it for as far as you could see was suddenly green.” The incredible life giving force of water comes like a wave from the sky, releasing the tenacious green that’s waiting, just under the surface of the dry earth, to push through.”

From Fireflies: Finding Light In a Dark World by Heather Gordon-Young