Almost half of the population of the world lives in rural regions and mostly in a state of poverty. Such inequalities in human development have been one of the primary reasons for unrest and, in some parts of the world, even violence. -A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Living in a rural setting exposes you to so many marvelous things – the natural world and the particular texture of small-town life, and the exhilarating experience of open space. Susan Orlean

“Those shining stars, he liked to point out, were one of the special treats for people like us who lived out in the wilderness. Rich city folks, he’d say, lived in fancy apartments, but their air was so polluted they couldn’t even see the stars. We’d have to be out of our minds to want to trade places with any of them.” ― Jeannette Walls, The Glass Castle

The night

Eerily serene.

full of insects’ orchestra

and

animals’ conference noise;

lullabies us to sleep.

 

The penumbra night,

Black like full eclipse

Blankets the village,

As we sleep on.

 

Making us ignorant

Of the city noises,

We are used to.

The hustle and bustle

Of rats on the rat race ;

And decapitated beings

In a movement without motion.

 

We sleep on,

Thankful for the brief

respite at ADEYIPO.

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