Tag Archives: friends

The tie that binds

Post Views = 28274 I’m beginning to see the wisdom in keeping an ocean between oneself and one’s own relatives. Family is the tie that binds, but while one end undergirds human civilization, the other is a noose choking away our individuation. We enjoy occasional meals, exchange Christmas cards but the reason we are always vexed is the notion that …

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Friendship jewels: cut or hold on to them?

Post Views = 1995 I have always been afraid of losing friends. I lost a dear friend in recent months and now am on the verge of losing another. On both counts, a misunderstanding has occurred and then fueled greatly by egos. That is to say that the first loss could have been avoided if we hadn’t allowed our ego …

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Happy New Year 2019

Post Views = 6497 Happy New Year folks! People see the change of calendars and years when the number of year changes as a hopeful process of getting another chance. Whatever happens in the whole year is considered, observed and analyzed by everyone at the end of the year and then, they are ready to start a new year by …

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Huyu Mtoto Tulisomesha

Post Views = 2146That is what they say back in the village whenever I visit. I hear silent whispers at the stage that ‘mutongoria’ (the leader) has arrived. That is what they now call me having learnt during my graduation (which was heavily attended by the way), that I studied Political Science. I do not need to notify my mother …

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Where shall we go?

Post Views = 909Where should we go, we who meander in this no man’s land looking for better selves? Where might we go, we who have gone in and out of similar courses each day? What should we wear, we who have strolled exposed now that we have depleted all designs? What should we sing, we who have sang and …

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