Saudade

Saudade

Numb. She wet her face with the frosty water and stared at her cold reflection in the mirror. Happiness, she can’t remember what that tasted like. Her rosy lips grew purple and her mouth was crisp as cotton. Left to feed on the scraps of happiness that once overflowed. The ghost of her past visited [...]

Therapeutic

Therapeutic

"Who are you? Tell me who is Hasiya?" My eyes rested on the dark pair of eyes that was inches away from my face and was deeply fixated on me...his eyes were a pool of concern and curiosity. His question sounded like something I had heard and responded to a million times before but when Tope [...]

Amor

Amor

I met love. It looked like the sunset in the horizon. It was bright, burning and beautiful. It had the elegance of the moon and the softness of the Cuban wind. It had a laugh that was echoed by the seven seas and a fresh scent that was concealed in every atom of the air. [...]

Wabi-Sabi 侘寂

Wabi-Sabi 侘寂

Wabi-Sabi is a Japanese concept and it means finding beauty within the imperfections of life and accepting peacefully the natural cycle of growth and decay. It is the appreciation of things that are imperfect, impermanent, incomplete, unrefined and unconventional; an aesthetic I wish every child is brought up with. Have you heard of the word kintsukuroi? [...]

Bus Ties

Bus Ties

What can I say about buses? They are not exactly my favourite mode of transport but based on my history, it's undoubtedly the most interesting and eventful. I took the bus home this evening and as I was seated at the rear corner, I was hit with waves of memories. Memories of my many strange encounters on [...]

Long awaited dessert

Long awaited dessert

Have you ever fallen in love with a mind before? We are made up of three things: a body, mind and soul. The body I see as the most captivating one, fall in love with it and you will be spellbound. Something so splendid; just looking at it can stir all kinds of emotions inside of you. The [...]

My phobias

My phobias

I've got a very faint heart that's easily startled. I personally see it as an organ that just loves to exercise and forces another to release a substance called adrenaline that causes the rest of me to act outside my control. A loved one missing a second phone call can cause my mind to go berserk. [...]

Why do you veil?

Why do you veil?

Here is a transcript of the answers to a set of questions a journalism friend asked me. It's a project counted towards her final grade and I felt they were really good questions that served as a point of reflection for myself. 1) Can you tell us a little bit about your origin? Sure; I'm Nigerian, [...]