ABIKE’S DILEMMA 3

    Maami, Abolade is different. He is different. Why are you all against him? Is it because he is not from our area? Àbíké’s mother looked at her. Frustration and tiredness etched on her face. Silently looking at her daughter, she walked out of her room. The rest was history. Abike married her choice, … Continue reading ABIKE’S DILEMMA 3

ABIKE’S DILEMMA 2

  “A woman who holds her head up too high, is trying to breathe from her own pollution.” ― Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem   Abike, you remembered Olajumoke in the story don’t you? Yes, she remembered it as vividly as her grandmother told her one moonlit … Continue reading ABIKE’S DILEMMA 2

ÀBÍKÉ’S DILEMMA 1

“There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.” ― Mahatma Gandhi “Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime.” ― Aristotle “When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they … Continue reading ÀBÍKÉ’S DILEMMA 1

When Hearts grow Cold (Part 5)

It was one of those mornings in spring when I wake up feeling up beat and roaring to go. A day that I don’t usually have. I should have suspected but I did not. I was so charged that in dressing up and going to wait for Mika’s car, my usually non-observant husband saw my … Continue reading When Hearts grow Cold (Part 5)

when hearts grow cold(part4a)

The things Literature was about: Love, sex, morality, friendship, happiness, suffering, betrayal, adultery, good and evil, heroes and villains, guilt and innocence, ambition, power, justice, revolution, war, fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, the individual against society, success and failure, murder, suicide, death, God.” ― Julian Barnes, The Sense of an Ending “God bids you … Continue reading when hearts grow cold(part4a)

When Hearts grow Cold (Part 4)

“The loneliest moment in someone’s life is when they are watching their whole world fall apart, and all they can do is stare blankly.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald              “The worst part of holding the memories is not the pain. It's the loneliness of it. Memories need to be shared.” … Continue reading When Hearts grow Cold (Part 4)

when the hearts grow cold (part 3a)

  “Those who don't know how to suffer are the worst off. There are times when the only correct thing we can do is to bear out troubles until a better day.” ― Ming-Dao Deng, Everyday Tao: Living with Balance and Harmony   As you drove in into your compound in Noranda, the solution that … Continue reading when the hearts grow cold (part 3a)

When the Hearts grow Cold 3

  “Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don't know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings.” ― Anaïs Nin “Love is like the wind, you can't see it but you can … Continue reading When the Hearts grow Cold 3

when the hearts grow cold(part 2a)

  “Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.” ― William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream “It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche  “Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.” ― William … Continue reading when the hearts grow cold(part 2a)

When the Hearts grow Cold( Part 2)

Love is when the other person's happiness is more important than your own.- H. Jackson Brown, Jr. True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about and few have seen. Francois de La Rochefoucauld “Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn't it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens … Continue reading When the Hearts grow Cold( Part 2)