Our lived experience of time here in Africa has constantly baffled me. I cannot believe I am going back to the States in only a few short days. I feel like there is still so much I must see and do and with time running out, I am starting to become flustered. With both our first few days in Delft and our trip to Table Mountain today, I am starting to look closer at the little things in life. Whether it be breathing in refreshing air on the edge of Table Mountain or playing a pick-up game of soccer with the children in Delft, the little things in life are so powerful.
Table Mountain was a breathtaking site and the view will be instilled in my memory forever. It was refreshing and while sitting and looking over Cape Town, I looked at my busy stressful life. I wish I could have more free time to just look at the beauty in the world. I must remember that there is beauty everywhere in the world and even around the University of Minnesota I can find a place of comfort to relieve my stress. Though I have not found that place, I have faith that it's there. Comfort can be found in the smallest things and it's something that needs to be remembered.
In these next couple days I hope to learn in Delft. Learning is truly about questions, not answers. When questions are given, the thinking stirs, but when answers are given, the thinking often stops.
Until next time!