Life (and death)

Then one fine day, all of us, without exception, will lie. Lie not to wake up again. Ever. Some will cry inconsolably  at our untimely departure. Mothers especially. (Is there anything like a timely departure?) Others will rejoice at our departure. And the majority will nonchalantly go about their lives, oblivious of our departure. Where …

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27

It is such a random, mathematically insignificant number. It does not have the authority that so often accompanies numbers that are multiples of five or the all-time authoritative 10. 25, 30, 40, 50, etc. are numbers that carry an aura of authority, with a halo hovering over them. If you are talking about age especially, …

For the love of Passion Fruits

Chicken and Finer Things

xl_15715_Passion-fruit-TP“I will be the one to pluck the passion fruits and y’all will be collecting them, then we can eat them for the rest of the afternoon.” He said.  My sisters and I were pretty excited about this because first off, this is food guys…. Food is the reason for living for people like us. We live to eat. And also, because this was yet another adventure we were about to take. The joy!!! Kevin Lawal( my neighborhood used to have people with weird names, Lawal, Euphantas, Laquisha a.k.a me) was also very excited because we had watched these passion fruits grow from the start. We felt like they were part of us. Once in a while we even had the idea of probably  watering them just so that they would grow a bit faster but we had to calm the calamities in our mammaries. Besides, our neighbor on whose…

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LIAR

When it comes to character discernment, I am not the sharpest tool in the shed but I can smell liars from a far. They carry aura of ungodliness only associated with pretentious good-for-nothing-individuals who contribute nothing to the government’s corruption kitty (or taxes as it has been christened to since time immemorial). They talk big, …

SAY YES

In a society that is increasingly becoming self-absorbed in the individual, most people see (or would want to see) themselves as self-made individuals. We are more committed to seeking material wealth than are in pursuing meaningful, life giving relationships with our friends, families, colleagues and God.  We seek power, wealth, neglecting these invaluable relationships and …

SEASONS

​ ‘Peter, you’re the most emotionally detached person I know.’ I paused in the middle of sipping my cold sprite and looked at her. On her chubby, one-dimpled face I could see what seemed like contempt and pity trade places. My eyebrows raised, my breath held and a sip of soda in my mouth. I …

The Individual

What if we are just a piece of the puzzle in our own lives and our family (including the nosy aunt), friends, employees/employers are the remaining pieces? Could it be that we’re not just here to fulfill what we imagine we are here for?