Wonderful piece by Mike Knoche on his experiences with the Hamar tribe in Ethiopia. A read well worth your time.
Note: this story was written just after leaving the Hamar village
The wind howled all night shaking my hammock. I woke up hourly but happy to open my eyes to a knew sky each time. Once with the most stars all night, once thinking the northern lights were there, once with fast looking clouds whose formation I cannot recall but I used to know the name of, once with a half moon, next time the land was lit and if I walked to the hut house I would not need a headlamp to light my way much like an Alaskan moon in winter.
I awoke rested but I always do in my hammock. Straight up. I gathered my bag and things and went up to the hut house to watch the sunrise. I could see the fire burning inside but was shy to enter or say anything. I stood looking…
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