Thursday, May 5, 2011

Inside my head {3}

...Omonoba...
our people say:
Yoruba: Ibi tí òjò-ó ti ńpa igún bọ̀-ọ́ jìnnà; ta ní rán igún níṣẹ́?
English: The vulture has endured the drenching rain from a great distance, but who sent the vulture on an errand? - Yoruba proverb.

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* Pet peeve -> 'O' is a letter and '0' is a number. Phone numbers start as Zero-eight-zero-five... NOT O-eight-O-five... aaarrgghhhh

* Everyone wants to be deep and profound these days. I'd much prefer to hear simple words -  forget the deep quotes. They are stale.

* Let my heart be close to my God more than my lips are close to my God.

* My shades-of-grey spectrum is widening. The black-and-white spectrum is thinning out.

* When God gave me my family he was saying...'err, here are your unconditional lovers. If you find others along the way, great! If not, this should be just fine. '

* To my earthly father: I'd weave you a special aso out of my tears, choruses, poetry and thank-yous if I could. Then, you could wear it on Sunday and the world would help me sing your praises. Mine would never be enough.

* Chocolate and strawberries taste great.

* When I die, check my letter box for my Testament. In summary, DO NOT bury me - cremate my skin and bones. Don't keep my ashes, you don't need it. Give my organs to whoever needs them most and share the little I owned among my family - given and chosen.

* Was McCandless stupid and arrogant? Think before you answer this. Frankly, I'm still thinking.

* E ba mi ki ra fun baba ati mama at'egbon at'awon aburo mi.

Oda aro.

NakedSha.

13 comments:

  1. Nawa for you o! You just manage to keep me wowed all the time.. I really like... Kajiire o

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  2. Lovely thoughts, I like the one about your dad and God giving us our families.

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  3. The 'shades of gray' line made me laugh and really warmed me up cos a couple of months ago, i complained bitterly about how i had too many shades of gray in my life and wanted just black and white.
    But reading this immediately made me see it in a different light and turned my bitterness to gratitude.
    God bless you.

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  4. Odabo...
    It's good to visit again.

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  5. Love the one about family. THis is so totally random. I like

    Adiya

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  6. I'm loving what's 'inside your head'! Especially your message to your father. So sweet and poetic!

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  7. I think people with lots of black and white are not living in the real world...my two cents.

    I'm still puzzled about the story on McCandless. Bottom line? He perhaps left too much to chance...

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  8. @Myne Whitman, thank you :)

    @ Dosh, :) God bless you too.

    @afrosays, thanks for stopping by.

    @The Corner Shop, Thank you.

    @ Amy, thanks. He needs to know.

    @ Naijalines, I believe McCandless found a lot of what most of us are searching for - solitude and oneness with the earth. Who knows?

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  9. Accidentally signed in with my friend's ID.

    Ayobami was actually me. :)

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  10. Eeeyah love the way u presented the whole message
    very nice blog u've got here my dear

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