This blue marble

– and yet it spins

Emptiness is our ancestral home

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emptyroadThis is where all mankind is from. Deepest West Africa. A study claims that our common ancestors came from what we today call Namibia. The San people of Namibia and Angola still share the closest ties to our foremothers and -fathers and are most possibly the first people of Africa and part of a culture still alive today, to some extent. The San people are also the ancestral family of the people who migrated out of Africa some 40,000 years ago.

This emptiness is our biological home. If you look closely, you can see farms dotting the landscape: a modest shed and a little hut, some goats and maybe some cattle. This is how locals live. Not in lodges with pools and watered lawns but in the desert. With lots of blankets at night, as it does get cold, especially the last few hours before dawn.

This landscape is what we are biologically made for.

(Namibia; July 2017)

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