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Letters To Rachael

Letters to Rachael

Letters to Rachael

Dear Rachael,

They say love is blind, but I think it’s just deep-sighted. It makes you close your eyes and see with your mind. And that’s how you do me, Stranger; you make me see with my mind.

Sometimes I see us, you and I, and we have neither past nor present, no unmet expectations, no broken promises; only possibilities.

Sometimes I feel you when I see you in my mind, and you feel like a fresh start, like a new year resolution, like the anticipation, the space between two lovers just before a kiss. Sometimes, you’re like fireworks on new year’s eve.

And let me tell you, dear Rachael, you’re a question I look forward to, the answer I will have to wait for, and I have waited; through diamond studded nights, and the humid dog days of crawling Lagos Januaries; through dinners with no date, and weddings with sixteen bridesmaids and no potential. I waited till time stood still and eternity crawled into my shell to wait with me. And so we sat there, curled up in the fetal position, waiting to be reborn, waiting to molt our hearts.

But this is me, the unfeeling, adopted son of a fountain pen, who locked away his feelings and lost the keys. This is me finding courage to break the box. This is me emptying myself.

Sometimes I wonder how I got here, but I’m not complaining. It’s been a long road and there were no signs. I’m just trying to save the memories that cling to me. Someday, you’ll help me tell this story.

Sincerely,

Ashiwel.

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My T-Shirt’s Got An Attitude Problem

So, I was wondering what it’d be like if I could tell a story with my dressing; if I could make people laugh, or cry, or smile, or encourage them; if i could help them find strength for one more day, one more hour, with the clothes that I wear.

This isn’t dressing the way I want to be addressed. It’s dressing to address people, issues. I did it just because I can. No. I did it because everyone needs a t-shirt that can speak to their soul. And they need to see that t-shirt sitting smugly on the crazy-in-a-good-way, slightly eccentric Teenage Church teacher who won’t just let them have a bad day in peace! Lol.

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Never Broken

So. This poetry thing and everybody carrying on about publishing a book of my poems and letting the world see my incredible talent, (thanks); I decided to give myself some motivation and design the cover for my book  – if I ever get around to publishing one.

I did this all day today. And now, I have too many choices to choose from, so I’m hoping if you dropped by, you could hep me choose. And remember, you can always find my poetry online by pointing your browser to http://soulbrother.gather.com. Here we go:

Bottled Water Designs

Lately, I’ve been quite busy designing. Yeah, these days mostly, that is what I do for a living. The brief was to come up with as many possible designs as is feasible so I set to work. First the logo had to come. Then the bottle designs. Then the visualization. Most of it is work in  progress though. Share your thoughts.