At the end of the call, he commented, "So you've been to Peru and you are helping a school in Ghana." Before I could respond he added, "I enjoyed reading your updates, you must travel quite a bit".
He shared with me that his daughter and her family, (((husband and three children))), are working and living on the Mercy Ship, currently docked at the Republic of Congo.
I told him a tiny bit about the Peru trip and also about Mawuvio's in Ghana. He was very nice, he was interested, he caught me off guard, I was pleasantly surprised.
After the call and throughout the day, I thought about the Peru trip and took time to review photos stored on PC. I remember the skies, the skies of the Sacred Valley, the skies when we visited Aguas Calientes and the skies at Machu Picchu.
I remembered the splendor and magnificence of those expansive blue skies. The companion clouds perfect accents helping balance the intense beauty of nature. I've never been so close to heaven as I was those two days at Machu Picchu in May of 2008.
Al thanks for inviting back those wonderful memories.
In addition to thanking AL, I want to thank ALL of you who read the Verse In Progress updates.
I appreciate your support and I certainly appreciate your emails and comments, especially when I travel to Ghana and am so far away from home.
With all the information that is available in the world today, via any device you may own: phone, tablet, computer, television, radio, etc. I know you are flooded with information, facts, news, music.
I appreciate that you take time to read the updates I post. I hope that at some point during your visit to this blog or during the visits the posts make to your email inbox that you've felt a connection or that an idea, observation, story or photograph has resonated with your heart and mind.
For many years I wrote everyday, back then it was called a journal. A 7th grade assignment from my English teacher, Miss Young, in 1971 kept me writing until I graduated from college in 1982. I have a spiral bound notebook collection, 18 or 19 of them, one day I will post pictures and excerpts.
I love to write.
I am grateful for your company and for your support.