Just like those old videotape cassettes from Blockbuster, my life’s mantras include this phrase. Be kind, rewind. We have a number of encounters daily. We pass by, meet, bump into, smile at, sneer at, throw blank-face looks at strangers. We talk with friends, vent, laugh, swear with and sometimes at them too. We text, we […]
Amazing how two people can find each other amidst and despite the noisy clutter in this world today. Even more amazing, how those two people can remain tethered to each other through firestorms of doubt, self-inflicted mind erosions and miles of unknown and unconquered terrain.
Stuck in the middle of a place you never thought you’d see or be, halfway between a beautiful yes and a shattering scream, unable to plod forward or even look back at where you came from to sort out if time travel is possible, to that time when everything was magical.
It’s weird. Seeing things unfold in slow motion, Puzzle pieces clicking into place, Showing you clearly how heartbreak will come. You hold your breath, turning blue, hope tearing up your insides. Doubts thumping against your chest, propped up by each puzzle piece secured. A new world this is, an unfamiliar playbook for a familiar pitch. […]
I am terrified of two things: Snakes. Dentists. And maybe not necessarily in that order. But the gap between the two is quite skinny. I was about 11 years old when my mother took me to a dentist in downtown Nairobi. I thought we were headed to one of those back-alley salons where radio-shows ring […]
So, I thought I’d lost you. Somewhere between dried up tears and choked up bitterness, I thought I’d lost you. That smile that was never fully freed and that laugh that always fell short… made me think you were gone. I couldn’t remember your name and I could barely recall your face… That face that […]