“All I wanted to do was get back to Africa…”

following on from https://craigsquotes.wordpress.com/2020/08/19/to-live-in-africa-one-has-to-know-what-it-is-to-die-in-africa/

“All I wanted to do was get back to Africa. We had not left it, yet, but when I would wake in the night I would lie, listening, homesick for it already. Now, looking out the tunnel of trees over the ravine at the sky with white clouds moving across in the wind, I loved the country so that I was happy as you are after you have been with a woman that you really love, when, empty, you feel it welling up again and there it is and you can never have it all and yet what there is, now, you can have, and you want more and more, to have, and be, and live in, to possess now again for always, for that long sudden-ended always; making time stand still, sometimes so very still that afterwards you wait to hear it move, and it is slow in starting. But you are not alone because if you have every really loved her happy and untragic, she loves you always; no matter whom she loves nor where she goes she loves you more.”
― Ernest Hemingway, Green Hills of Africa



+ my “filing system” at https://www.google.com/search?q=hemingway+live+die+africa&rlz=1C1PRFI_enNZ827NZ828&oq=hemingway+live+die+africa&aqs=chrome..69i57j69i64l2.12753j0j15&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

following on from https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2020/08/19/the-works-of-ernest-hemingway/

pic (below) from http://www.onetaleoftwocountries.wordpress.com

21 thoughts on ““All I wanted to do was get back to Africa…”

  1. Hi

    Thanks for the follow(s) …and/or like(s)

    I just realised my days are determined and lead down paths from the feedback by my readers and followers around the world, like you. So thanks for the input.

    All your comments and feedback encourage (greatly), uplift and even inspire me to follow “this road less travelled”.

    I love my days “interacting with you’ guys and gals’ (and anything else in these uncertain* days-very)”

    “waking up sleepy-head” craig

    “the world’s fourth worst writer”




    * and definitely NOT a police constable)


    “Driven to uplift, encourage and (perhaps even) inspire”


    …”of chaos” (in the “real world”, so says “the nurse”)


    Together, one mind, one life (one small step at a time), let’s see how many people (and lives) we can encourage, impact, empower, enrich, uplift and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials ¦and strive for and perhaps one sunny day even achieve their wildest dreams.

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