Friday, August 27, 2010

I am a happy soul

...Omonoba...
Our People Say:
Eng: As you worship plantain, remember to worship banana as well. - Ghanaian Proverb.
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I am a happy soul.

I found love...
...within myself. This one was easy and it took much less time than it took to learn how to tie shoelaces.

I found love, again... 
...in the midst of the simplest names - Passion, Bethlehem, Heaven. The complicated ones - Chikaodinaka, Amenawon, Aituariagbon. That a man and a woman or their child's uncle's mother-in-law saw a future and called the child that future.

I found love, again...
...in my salvation.

I found love, again...
...when the ground screamed in loneliness and tore it's chapped skin. And the sky heard it and sent down wet kisses.

I found love, again...
...in between the pages of books. That someone sat down and wrote down their story or one that they wished belonged to them or one that they wished they never had. And myself, my very own first lover, chose to be a part of this gift.

I found love again...
...within every stanza of a good song or a good poem. A good poem soaked my eyes and a good song warmed my heart - or froze it. And the  black and white keys or the brown strings that played this good song.

I found love again...
...not very much in their vows at the altar but after a warm night dinner to her grown daughter; 'find a man like your father' or to his son; 'find a woman like your mother'.

I found love again...
...in my mother's cooking and my father's 'cooking'.

I found love again...
...in pieces of ankara and how the patterns always made sense.

I found love again...
...after my wardrobe went empty and no one knew where things went. But the next day at church, my sister had familiar clothes on her back.

I found love again...
...at least, before I turned forty.

I found love again...
...in bleeding. The worst I could do to it was divert its flow.

I found love again...
...in answers to my questions.

I found love again...
...in memories.

Compared to the depth and potential of love and life, nothing I write will ever be good enough. I'm glad that I found love but thankfully, LOVE FOUND ME FIRST. vv

'BORN AGAIN' T-Shirt. 
This is one of the reasons I wear t-shirts - to share a message or something I love.

Have a blessed weekend,
NakedSha.

16 comments:

  1. This is so beautiful. I found love again just reading your post.

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  2. This is truly beautiful! I almost cried when it was like "the sister wore her clothes"! I have sooo much love for my siblings! Bestheart,this is beautiful!

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  3. Nice! but this list seems incomplete mitor...lol der's one more luv ure missing out :)

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  4. Love found you first!!!.... it always goes for everyone. Nice photos :)

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  5. Love the 'i found love again' idea.
    love the last picture.. 'born again'
    lovely post!

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  6. I love the concept of the poem and the pictures, so joyful!

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  7. I love the way the shirt communicates...

    I always find love in the pages of books too...

    - LDP

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  8. This post found a way to my heart.. Nice one..

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  9. I was smiling throughout the time I spent reading this entire post. It's just sooooo beautiful. And thanks for posting the link on twitter cos that's the fastest way for me to learn of an update these days.

    Awwwwww. I keep finding love again and again in so many places, and even in some of the places you've mentioned...like books. I keep finding love when I study my hubby & learn new (sometimes weird) things about him. In fact, love is a beautiful thing.

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  10. I particularly love the bit about the earth's chapped skin and the sky's wet kisses.

    This is a really beautiful poem.

    I love that we ca find love...especially in the details

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  11. amazing stuff... you find love in the simplest places...

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