Monday, July 23, 2012

Colourless Satin

Quote of the day: 

Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.
~James Baldwin


"I can't take this any more. I am leaving you."

"What"? His scream had pierced through my earpiece as I sat in my cubicle at work, during my closing hour. I looked around as my co-workers went about their work, trying to pretend as if they weren't listening in to my phone conversation.  

I can't take it any longer, I think I deserve I'm leaving you John.

At this point he lowered his voice to a barely audible whisper. "Listen to me FiFi, " he said. The nickname he had given me once, now sounded so annoying to my ears.

"Don't call me that," I snapped back.

"Okay sorry, listen to me Sophie, you can't do this to me," he said. "We can make this work, give me another chance, he pleaded."

But I was past caring."Goodbye John, I wish you all the best with your life" I replied and hung up.

I felt numb afterwards. Two years of lies, deceit, fights, abuse and most recently betrayal. I was awash with emotions and didn't know when the tears started flowing.

I had to be brave. I had to move on with myself. I didn't want to appear hysterical so I gathered my things, went to the wash room to re-apply my makeup.

It was 8:00 pm, my evening shift was over so I clocked out of the office building. I didn't want to go back to my apartment, I knew John would be waiting for me there. I had to look for a place -any place, to clear my thoughts.

I went past many bars and cafés on the streets, all very popular with blue collar folks on Friday evenings. The names on them looked vaguely familiar. Invitations to hang out at some 'after work party bar' were always passed around at the office on Fridays -I never attended any. I didn't know how to tell them that I hated crowded places, loud music, and that I barely knew how to drink -without throwing up.

My phone kept ringing in my bag but I ignored it.

I braced myself, and walked into the nearest bar. Tonight I needed to celebrate my freedom....

This is part of a short story fiction collection that I am writing.

Enjoy the week ahead folks!

Current Listen:  Usher -Scream 

Monday, July 16, 2012


Quote of the day: 
The belief that one's own view of reality is the only reality is the most dangerous of all delusions.
-Paul Watzlawick

Two rats were fighting in the morning sun.
Their names were Rattus and Ratatat.
Through encrypted mediums I deduced that...
They were feuding over this and that.

I overhead them talking about battalions and plutonium.
It was just outside my bedroom window.
So I told them to lower their noise.
But I was ignored so I threw a pillow.

It floated in the warm air for a bit you see.
And landed far away from the fighting duo.
They stopped and laughed at my bad aim.
Mimicking my throw blow by blow.

So there I stood looking down at them.
Feeling powerless. Like a plant...flowerless. 
I could almost hear them say 'Try again'...
But I just stood there nevertheless.

Next thing I know they shook hands.
Took one last look at me, laughed and scampered away.
I just saved a war between two rat colonies.
But no audience was there to witness the interplay.

Great week folks!! 

Current Listen: John Legend -Best You Ever Had

Friday, July 06, 2012

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Friday Architecture!

Quote of the day: 

If you want something you never had before, you have to do something you've never done before. -Drina Reed

Community Center in Abfaltersbach, Austria. 

The new community center consists of three main parts (auditorium, music rehearsal room, Town Hall) and the fire department. The individual functions are as large “boulders” scattered on the site.

Architects:  Machné Architekten

Great looking design, don't you think?
Lovely and magical weekend folks!

Peace & Love always* 

Current Listen: Bon Iver -Holocene 

Monday, July 02, 2012

Plans For July

Quote of the day: 
The discipline of writing something down is the first step toward making it happen. 
- Lee Iacocca

Hi folks.

So welcome to the best half of 2012.
I say best because I expect nothing less from the coming days and months.

I salute you for making it this far, and I can only wish you more success, wisdom and serenity in the new month of July.

Have you made your plans for the month yet? Well I have, and here goes;

Plans For The Month
1. Go over my  plans for the year.
2. Wake up daily with a purpose.
3.  Read at least 2 books a week.
4. Blog and write more.
5. Stick to a healthy diet.
6. Learn how to paint.
7. Work on personal projects.
8. Be productive daily.
9. Mingle with people who bring out the best in me.
10. Keep dreaming BIG.

All the best in the new month, cheers!

More peace & Love friends. 

Current Listen: Nneka -Heartbeat