Thursday, 12 January 2012

last year I said to my son
"do you miss the African sky when you are here?"
and he replied
"I don't understand...what are you talking about?"

this year my son said to me
"why is the sky here so low...and so small?"
and I replied
"I don't know...I don't know"


  1. What a lovely question you posed, Alice. I cannot even begin to fathom seeing the beauty of an African sky.
    Lucky man, he is.
    Oops, something is going on here. If my comment comes up more than once, please accept my apologies.

  2. This is why when city slickers from Back East make snide remarks about Kansas (where I grew up) and its wide-open flatness, all I can think is, "But the sky!" It's huge. And wondrous.

  3. Send him to Romney Marsh!

  4. What Lucille said!

    But also the atmosphere is drier in places like Africa (and probably Kansas), so the clouds are higher, which may well make the sky seem 'bigger'.

  5. I think it's got something to do with geography.....

  6. Why have I not found your blog before.?? Am now off to have a good read of past posts, Mrs Potato...

  7. Send him to a field in the middle of Ireland on a starry night. Seriously.

  8. I wonder if it feels different because he was in the southern hemisphere?

  9. Thank you for reminding to listen to one of my all time favorite songs by the all time great Paul Simon. To have the opportunity and the courage to wander "Under African Skies", another reason MasterM amazes me.


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