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Topic: Africa (03/05/09)
- TITLE: A Day at the Beach
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This makeshift sun screen my husband arranged offers very little protection from the relentless assault of the sun. My hair, for goodness sake! It is looking more and more like a yellow streaked burlap sack. Oh dear. I left the comfrey salve on my dressing table in my bed chamber at home. Home. It makes me slightly regretful to even imagine such a place anymore. I do long for my garden, with the low stone wall running behind the green verge and sun dappled magnolia trees. If I close my eyes, I can almost smell the lavender and lemon balm. Oh, to walk in the blue bell woods again! I'm not likely to see it again very soon, though.
“Darling, how is your sunburn? Can I get you anything to comfort you?” asks my dear husband Robert. A great adventurer, I married. He has scaled high mountain peaks in the Alps, explored the incredible rain forests of Brazil and lived to tell amazing stories of peril and heroism. My father couldn’t have been more pleased when Captain Robert Ward asked for my hand in marriage. A whirlwind courtship, an opulent ceremony and now we find ourselves shipwrecked on our honeymoon. ‘A year spent in South Africa, my darling. Then a military command post in India, where we shall live out our days in exotic beauty and fashionable society. What do you say to that kind of adventure, my love?’ As a silly girl tired of her gilded cage of well bred manners and useless accomplishments, I fell wholeheartedly in love with this man whom I could explore the world with.
“My dear, my shoulders will heal with time under this lovely parasol you’ve fashioned for me. As for my comfort, I only need to know when you think we shall be rescued.”
“Ah yes, darling. Well, the passengers and crew that volunteered to trek to Windhoek have nearly two weeks of treacherous walking ahead of them. And with our hope and prayers, they’ll be able to send a caravan back to get us off this Skeleton Coast.”
“Well, my dearest Robert. You didn’t pledge me much, but you did promise an adventure.”
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