My All Time Favorite Quote From a Book or Movie

English: Ngong Hills, Kenya

Ngong Hills, Kenya (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“If I know a song of Africa, of the giraffe and the African new moon lying on her back, of the plows in the fields and the sweaty faces of the coffee pickers, does Africa know a song of me? Will the air over the plain quiver with a color that I have had on, or the children invent a game in which my name is, or the full moon throw a shadow over the gravel of the drive that was like me, or will the eagles of the Ngong Hills look out for me?”
― Isak Dinesen, Out of Africa

I often wonder in similar tones, if who I am makes any difference in the world.  Is there lastingness to my daily efforts in living, sharing, being?

I’ve always found this quote a haunting query of the value of a life. I think, perhaps, she asks the wrong question, but I’m not certain what the correct question is.

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3 thoughts on “My All Time Favorite Quote From a Book or Movie

  1. Pingback: My All Time Favorite Quote From a Book or Movie « Carlos Tornero Pando Wordpress News

  2. I think the air over the plain will indeed quiver when noting your existence, you indeed Matter to me! Thank you for doing so, time and again.

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