© Hank Barone. 

My husband, Hank, captured this photograph as we paddled back to our floating base camp - the luxury yacht, Safari Quest, you see in the distance.  As I look at this picture now, nearly a year later, it summons up a rush of sensory memories from the voyage - the sound of our paddles as they dipped in-and-out of the water, the fresh smell of salt and sea, the exhilaration of exploration and present moment awareness of Universal connection.

This is the picture I go to when I need a mental image of contentment. This is the image I remember when I’m filled with gratitude and appreciation.