I stepped in, showered and tried to get some sleep. It was barely 3:42pm but I had had a long and stressful day going from one site to another under this hot Kaduna sun trying to map some wells, get samples and coordinates, I felt spent and just wanted some rest. Somehow for some reasons sleep deemed me unfit to host its presence, my overactive mind took the wheels and I knew it was futile to keep trying so I opted for a stroll.
Aimless strolls always have a way of resetting me.
The sun was down now and the northern chill had started to slip in, I was glad I took my mum’s sweater before stepping out but I regretted not taking a hood because at the rate at which the sharp Kaduna breeze kept whispering into my ears, I would be lucky to still have ears at the end of the stroll. I made a conscious effort to mark the land as I went along so it would be easy to find my way back.
With my mind still on overdrive and questions like “so now what?” kept rearing its head, you see, I was done with school and my plan A for my life wasn’t working and plan B sounded almost impossible, I was torn between countless decisions /choices to make at a time, I felt drained.
As I took a corner down an unpaved street I saw two kids playing bare butt in the sand with little or no worries in the world, I envied them, if they only knew how much I wish I was them right now. I took another turn and from a recently plastered house I heard a Yoruba song that I love so much “Alagbara bi ara olorun shiloh…eda Judah” talking about the Lion of the tribe of Judah and it made me smile, I sang along as I passed the house, some steps away I checked my watch and had a second thought, I went back to the front of the house and of course they had a Winners aka Living Faith poster on the front door, I climbed the stairs to the door left slightly ajar, stepped in and asked no one in particular “please is this a Winners home cell?” With the chorused “YES” and the smile on their faces somehow I knew I would be okay and everything would turn out fine.
“I wrote this in Kaduna last year and never got to post it. Plan B is working, would write about that when I can.❤”