The Black Rhino was about 20 metres away, pissed off, traveling fast, horn lowered for action, and charging right at me. Did my life flash before me? Strangely not- all I could think of was Woody Allen. True. Here’s why. And it is a major lesson in life.
Each morning early (5.30 a.m.) and in the afternoon, we’d go out in to the game reserve in an open air jeep searching for game, with a guide and ranger. We saw amazing things. Leopards up a tree with a kill (dead impala), with four lions trying to climb it. Lions mating. Leopards fighting with hyenas. Hippos. Elephants. The works. It was exhilarating, and exhausting. Our last dawn arrived. 5 a.m., dark and freezing. We’d already done five 4 hour game drives over two and a half days. It was knackering. We were leaving at 11a.m. for Johannesburg. Should we get up early for one more drive? Or had we had enough?
“Let’s do it!” we agreed, and so fate brought us to Woody Allen. Because it was Woody who once said this, a most profound truth, and a real message to realizing your potential.