Postcards from Africa

In Africa a thing is true at first light and a lie by noon; and you have no more respect for it than for the lovely, perfect wood-fringed lake you see across the sun-baked salt plain. You have walked across that plain in the morning and you know that no such lake is there. But now it is there absolutely true, beautiful and believable.

Ernest Hemingway, True at First Light

It’s funny how it works with postcards — one day getting a postcard from Africa is true at first light and no longer a lie by noon. It was no mirage that these four postcards arrived in my mailbox on the same day. And they’re all absolutely true, beautiful and believable.

Melissa’s husband travels all over the world. And I’m the lucky recipient of this card from Uganda.
When I interviewed Nikki Banz for E117 of The Postcardist Podcast, she described this scene she see from her windows.
Stamp from South Africa featuring the largest diamond in the world — the Cullinan stone.
The Kabaka’s Palce at Mengo, Kampala, Uganda
I need to experience standing on the equator. Check out this video about how water flows with the Coriolis Effect.

3 comments on Postcards from Africa

  1. Ana says:

    Frank, I genuinely love these blog posts better than the IG page. I think it gives you a freedom you couldn’t have there and can display here: pictures, quotes, links, video, you have said it before but now, after a few days you can really appreciate the difference.
    Wonderful quote! Great postcards. You have postcards from all continents, right? That is cool.

    1. Frank says:

      Thank you for noticing that and for saying it. It’s so much more satisfying being able to add links. And to give a little more context to the stories. This has been an interesting experiment. Yes, I don’t get social media juice for doing this, but I do get a lot more satisfaction. Also, I love adding quotes and music.

      1. Ana says:

        I know people tend not to interact as much as on social media. I hope they did.

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