What nature delivers to us is never stale. Because what nature creates has eternity in it. Isaac Bashevis Singer

KIDZ LAST DAY 058

FROM VOICE IN THE DESERT WEST AFRICA

‘There were once two brothers on a long journey in the bush together – they had a shotgun with them, but they had not come across any animals for three days and were both very hungry. Eventually the younger brother could walk no further, so the elder one said, ‘You wait here and I will go in amongst the trees over there and look for something to eat.’ The younger brother sat down and waited; after a little while he heard the sound of the gun, and his brother came out of the trees holding a large piece of fresh meat. They cooked it over a fire and the younger brother ate until his strength returned. On they went until they were close to home. Then the younger brother noticed that his brother was limping, and asked him why. The elder brother rolled up his trousers and revealed that a large piece of flesh had been cut out of his left leg. When they got home, the younger brother started composing songs in praise of the love and courage of his brother, who had spilled his blood to save him. Every day he would come before his brother and sing his praises. His descendents in their turn all became praise-singers, too, right down to the griots of today.’

FOTO – CAROLINE SINGING AT BILAMBIL BLUES CLUB

 

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