“Short Story Long”, a.k.a., “The Adventures of Lee Litumbe” … (Part 2) “A Family Affair”

…one nomad [myself] “non-vicariously” enjoying the travels of another nomad [Lee Litumbe]

I suppose, there was one positive thing that came out of the death of my mother this summer…..

…that being, although me and my brothers never had a great relationship, we forged a rock solid, and assumedly permanent bond, in the weeks before and after my mom's funeral.

So, I instantly connected with fellow "nomad", Lee Litumbe, and her family oriented article…..

……some of her photos I posted here, from Lee Litumbe's "Spirited Pursuit" Website

Lee's article and photos brought home the point I finally learned from this summer's unpleasantness stemming from my mother's death…

….that other than health, only one thing in this life really matters, and that is, "family".

I love Lee's Litumbe's candor and honesty in her article, when she makes the comment…….

"I hope you won't be misled by the rose colored glasses that can sometimes develop when viewing another's life through the skewed lens of the Internet. This is instead the testimony of a once insecure girl that has since shed those old skins and grown into her own. "

I have the same perspective about this "double edged sword" that is the Internet……

…..the key [for me] is to value my inner self, and my own life's journey, over the external things I see on the web.

But occasionally, on the web, when the opportunity presents itself……..

……something on the internet will inspire, provoke, and enhance my own personal "world view".

And I must confess, I am a sucker for a vibrant "photo shoot" :)

Looking back at the 3 months since mom's funeral, I realized it wasn't about death……..

…..but the celebration of mom's life, and all that it produced.

As well as the importance of the inter-connectivity of the lives in my family…..

…although growing up, me and my brothers never got along, now we all admit we finally see the light.

As for Lee Litumbe's "Garden Supper" article , a celebration of life and family, she said……..

"To celebrate, I knew I wanted to create an effervescent vibe for all those in attendance and infuse components of some of my favorite things like Cameroonian food, great wines, and a ridiculous amount of cheese."

Lee's photos and article gave me the perspective and inspirational message I needed, looking back on my life changing experiences this summer……

…..that life is a "Family Affair".


Sly Stone: "Family Affair"

(…dedicated to me and my brothers)


Go to the full, "Short Story Long" (Lee Litumbe's full article, "A Garden Supper")….

…on Lee's Litumbe's "Spirited Pursuit" website. Lee's full "Garden Supper" article is here

Make Sure you jump over to Lee Litumbe's   "Digital Concept Store" called " Marché ", her cool internet store featuring locally sourced fashions and accessories from her travel destinations.

I'm all about supporting Black Entrepreneurs, if we don't support each other….who will?  🙂


…..thanks Lee, for another dose of my top recommended medicine……INSPIRATION!!!!! 🙂


About Lee Litumbe…….

Created by Lee Litumbe from her passion for travel, photography, and storytelling, Spirited Pursuit strives to be a visual experience and inspiration source for the travel lover. In an effort to provide a platform for others to share their individual perspectives, these stories focus on each person's first hand perception of cultures and destinations throughout the world – some from Lee's personal journeys, some from local experts and others from a community of spirited world travelers. A Cameroonian by birth, an American by upbringing, and a Nomad at heart, Lee has a deep rooted appreciation for a well-traveled and adventurous life; with every published story re-igniting her longing to experience and explore deeper into all that exists within the world.


[below] Lee Litumbe's "Spirited Pursuit" Video


Vatrena King: "Short Story Long"

(The official theme song for this series of posts)…the voice of this angel, Vatrena King, has inspired and sustained me through my own "nomad travels", I'm glad to finally give it a special place on my web-spot.  ENJOY!! 🙂

~stay healthy~


…click here or photo below for my Lee Litumbe Home Page with more of Lee's travel stories in
"Short Story Long"
…the Travel Adventures of Lee Litumbe

Lee Litumbe's "Spirited Pursuit" Website here
Lee Litumbe's Facebook Page Here 
Lee Litumbe's Instragram Page here
Lee Litumbe's "Who is Lee Litumbe" Bio here

Lee Litumbe's Internet store " Marche' ", featuring her fashions and handcrafted accessories, crafted in her travel destinations, here


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