OBSESSION(2); What do I do?

It’s so sad that obsessiveness has been romanticized in literature for centuries, as well as by the media, once the media came into existence. From the correlative suicides of Romeo and Juliet to even many of the most recent romantic movies, being obsessed with the object of one’s love is often held up as something…

SAPPHIRE (CHAPTER 10)

Sapphire still shook with rage as she walked alongside Jane, holding her hand as she carried both their bags. She didn’t need to ask any more questions. Jane walked with her head down, her hand clammy with sweat. Sapphire thanked God her sister had at least managed to stop crying. “Smile and say hello, Jane.”…

OBSESSION; How much is too much?

In the recent past, a friend and i were glancing through some old photos of our other friends she had lying on her desk. Several of them were of one particular friend of ours, tending to various chores for the camera. “That’s how I remember her,” my friend said. “She was obsessed with having everything…

Take a breather

It’s easy for us to drown in the sea of day-to-day activities. Some of us, myself included, become so immersed in everyone and everything with a sense of urgency and expediency; we become almost mechanical “beings,” executing tasks just to complete them. It’s almost as if catching a breath of air, and not a forced…

SAPPHIRE (CHAPTER 9)

“What’s wrong?” Sir Amos was slicing onion. “You look ill.” “My sister needs me.” She shoved the letter into her skirt pocket. “I have to go.” “Now?” She raced into her small bedroom and threw a few things into her shoulder bag. I’ll be back as soon as I can.” “Go tomorrow. ” Sir Amos…

Prematurity; what do I want?

“What do I want?” It is a question many people ask themselves often, even though there generally is no clear answer. After all, everyone wants something different in life because interests differ between individuals. Some people still ask themselves this question in their old age feeling unsatisfied with how they have lived their lives. Some…

BEGINNERS!!!

For beginners, everything feels like a new a course of instruction. To relate extensively with the new existence, beginners must learn the fundamentals of this new reality which could be a new environment, person, place, thing or item, a new job, a new food and lots more. A beginner is a person who relates with…

SAPPHIRE (CHAPTER 8)

Sapphire slipped into the small room off the kitchen, momentarily escaping the infernal heat of the cookers. She wilted onto her cot and dabbed the sweat from her face with the towel she kept over her shoulder. Leaning back against the wall, she sighed in relieve. Constant moisture seeped through the mortar, making sounds not…

DADS ON ASSIGNMENT!!!

Fathers who best create positive relationship with their children start on the day such child is born. Get involved in his/her life from the very outset. Take an active role in caring for the child. The more time you spend with the child, the easier it will be to continue building the relationship later. We…

SAPPHIRE (CHAPTER 7)

Mama found a job in the kitchen of the Hotel splendour, famed for its magnificent view of the mountains. A dining platform had been built around the hotel, and guests made it there each morning, enjoying a sumptuous breakfast and the sunrise. After less than a month, Chef Frills told Sapphire to report to the…

Dads and daughters

Matthew 6:8 For your Father knows what things you have need of, before you ask him. Many men may have grown up with sisters and learned about women from their spouse, but none of these set of experiences can prepare him completely for the father-daughter relationship. A father that knows a child always knows her…

SAPPHIRE(CHAPTER 6)

On graduation day from Squeakyclean school of housekeeping, Sapphire received a fancy certificate, a letter of recommendation signed by the principal and a uniform with SCH designed in black silk on the pocket of the white apron. She also had the money she had earned tucked into the purse mama have given her. She boarded…