A storm’s a-brewin’ (and we’re all in the same ‘boue’)

More of my adventures in Congo

Summoning Magic: A Gypsy's Tale

Warning: this one gets a little messy.

The Congo adventure continues…

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A storm’s a-brewin’

When I first arrived, DRC was in the thick of its dry season. Just looking over the fields would elicit thirst-  a dull brown backdrop of’ cultivated plots with little to offer but dried out crops scorched by the relentless sun.

Tragically, deforestation has rendered the ‘forest’ a sparse collection of trees, most of which have acquiesced to the parched color du jour, extinguishing any thought of moisture.

And then the rains came.

Almost daily, around three in the afternoon, ominous, dark clouds come rolling in. There is a deceptive calm that awaits their arrival- a light breeze dances in the trees, inspiring long, languid backbends of the palm branches.

An eerie darkness settles in, and in a matter of seconds, the clouds unleash with a ferocity I’ve never experienced. A barrage of raindrops pummels the…

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2 thoughts on “A storm’s a-brewin’ (and we’re all in the same ‘boue’)

  1. ‘Tragically, deforestation has rendered the ‘forest’ a sparse collection of trees, most of which have acquiesced to the parched color du jour, extinguishing any thought of moisture.’

    Umm, what a sentence. You painted a very vivid picture in my mind with that one. Wow.

    The fact that you did not know back then that you were a writer will forever remain a mystery to me. But I am so thankful you know now. The combination of your words and that immensely deep feeling heart of yours is one of life’s miracles, and I feel truly blessed to read the magic you create with them. And I agree, there is a novel inside of you. Well…one to start, the sky is the limit for you, Brooke, and I have a feeling there will be a few! 👩🏻‍💻 Will you please invite me to join you when Oprah interviews you for the first time?! I will chill the champagne backstage so we can celebrate your awesomeness afterward and freak the fuck out!!! You are amazing. The end.

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    • I’ve already told you how much I love this response…like LOVE. It is sometimes a mystery to me too, that I never knew I could write…and that I can do to the extent that it makes people feel. It’s a gift for me more than anyone else, no question. Yes, there is a novel or two swirling around in the crazy head of mine. It’s only a matter of time. And of course, you are invited. Although, it just might be you who will be interviewed first. And I will be waiting backstage, champagne chilled…freaking the fuck out! 😉

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