Random Rumblings


Dear Patience,

There is no apology or excuse befitting my silence. I will just lay it here plainly: I am sorry.
It is cold here but it is even colder without you. I know those are not the words I planned to start with. You see, while thinking about what to write to you today, I took a walk. I took a walk in the forest near home to declutter my mind. I don’t know how that turned out. I feel much better now and the computer is not repulvise anymore.
I have a lot of explaining to do but I don’t if this is the right forum. I hope that we can talk soon so that we clear the air.
I walked out on you and I am sorry about that. Now, it is clear that my life is not complete without you in it.

While growing up, I longed to be an adult. Now that I am an adult; I look back with longing at my childhood and sometimes I wish I could turn back the hands of time and be a child one more time. I had a wonderful childhood and I would never change anything about it. I grew around loving parents and crazy simblings. Home is still magical and the reunions (now that the simblings are scattered all over the world) are nothing short of the madness expected. I am blessed beyond measure.
I choose happiness.

I digress. I am sorry that I walked out on you. You see, I was ashamed.
Ashamed that I could not look you in the eye and tell you that I failed you;
Ashamed that I let you down;
Ashamed of the monster I became instead of the man I should have been;
I now see how much I wronged you.

Benjamin Franklin said that; “Never ruin an apology with an excuse
Therefore, it is better that I end this post here.

You mean more than you know

You mean more than you know

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I hope to hear from you soon!

Much love.

Day 3… [3-day Quote challenge]


I lie here in silence

The walls are bare

Your scent lingers the room

Maybe I was wrong.

 

It could have been

Yet it never was

So I lie here in silence

Waiting and hoping

 

Let us take that walk

Dare to dream again

Let us be once more

Who thought we could be!

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A great day to you!

 

Quote of the day:

Be happy in the moment. that’s enough. Each moment is all we need, not more.”

Mother Theresa

 

 

3 Day Quote challenge


It has been a long time since I was here. If it had not been for the amazingly beautiful Kirabo

She took it upon herself to modify the rules by the way! So here goes:

New Rules
1. Thank the blogger who nominated you.
2. Post a picture quote each day for 3 days.
3. Nominate five/more bloggers.
4. Theme the entire three days – e.g. Playfulness, Thankfulness, Spiritualness, etc…

I nominate:
1. Mhinga

2. Trish

3.Baz

4.E-star

5.Tracy

6. JJ

Since #ThanksgivingThursday is trending, here goes:

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Enjoy your day!

Dear Patience, I say thank you


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I sought your smile among the crowds,

It was the brightest of them all.

I sought you face among the crowds,

It was the cutest of them all.

You had me without even trying

 

I have learnt to love again

In the process to live again as well

You showed me what love is

I am glad to call you mine

You had me without even trying

 

I love you Patience,

Patience was all I had while I waited

While I prayed, Patience was all I received

You are my beloved, my Patience.

You had me without even trying

We are the perfect couple, we’re just not in the perfect situation.”

 

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Reading List for 2016


A book a day!

A book a day!

I recently read Gather Together In My name by Tracy Price-Thompson. It was a great read.
It is very graphic though and I would not encourage the younger reader to pick it yet. This book kept me company as I traveled to Kigali.
Great company it was, so great that I was done with the book before we arrived in Kigali.

I am a reader. I read in the taxi, on the bus, in the waiting room and in bed. Books are however pretty expensive in Uganda.
Whenever I find a book sale in this city, I get myself some good purchases. Last year, I picked a few titles that I have saved to read this year.
Thanks to the flea markets and the 4040 Katale at the end of the year.

This is not a resolution. This is me. In 2015, I read about 40 books, this year I hope to get to 50 or more.

The list below is of the titles that I already possess and I will be reading:

1. Shantaram – Gregory David Roberts
2. Blink – Malcolm Gladwell
3. A Nation in Labour (a poetry collection) – Harriet Anena
4. The Diary Of a Young Girl – Anne Frank
5. Made in America – Bill Bryson
6. Land of a Thousand Hills, My Life in Rwanda – Rosamond Halsey Carr
7. The Message of Ephesians – John Stott
8. Things Fall Apart – Chinua Achebe
9. Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid – Bill Bryson
10. The Lost Continent – Bill Bryson
11. Neither Here nor There – Bill Bryson
12. Down Under – Bill Bryson
13. The Secret Letters of the Monk who sold his Ferrari – Robin Sharma
14. Driving Over Lemons – Chris Stewart
15. The Mosquito Coast – Paul Theroux
16. Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less – Jeffrey Archer

Then they are the books that are a must read especially for the on-going African reading challenge:

1. Kintu – Jennifer Makumbi
2. We Need New Names – NoViolet Bulawayo
3. Born on a Tuesday – John Elnathan
4. Through My African Eyes – Jeff Koinange

Of course, this list is not exhaustive. I will be updating as I get more books.
Currently, I am reading Tim Lott’s Rumours of a Hurricane and The Meaning of Marriage by Timothy Keller. The latter, I am not only reading. I am studying and taking notes.

Over to you, who will you be reading?
Who would you recommmend I read? Hit me up in the comments below.

Thank you for reading and I wish you a wonderful 2016!

A book is a version of the world. If you do not like it, ignore it or offer your own version in return.”

Salman Rushdie

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