Under the Baobab Tree

I’ve been at a loss for words as of late. This is something that commonly happens when I go too long between excursions.

Silence… Has escaped me.


Affords me a clarity that I am unable to get elsewhere. The static of the daily becomes toxic and overwhelming, leaving me useless.

Last week while in Florida. I encountered a Baobab tree and I was reminded of an old African proverb…

That touching the Baobab with your left hand garners good luck.

I figured that I had nothing to lose as I made my way towards the tree with my hand extended.

Now I wait… either for luck, providence or a little of both.

I’ll keep you posted.


3 thoughts on “Under the Baobab Tree

  1. I have always wanted to sit under a Baobob tree ever since reading a children’s book about it, the name of which has faded from memory. Also, I think Elspeth Huxley talked of these trees in her wonderful book, The Flame Trees of Thika. Now I know yet another thing about that amazing tree. I didn’t realize they grew in the US! I will have to see one out now. 😀

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About Shun P. Writes

Author, Genealogist, Writer, Poet, possessor of 2 cents, blogger and eternal student of life, who harbors a firm belief in his Grandmother's mantra that: "People need to get off of their rump and do something". All while keeping in mind that a cheering section will often get in the way.