When Olusegun came into the room, a rush of fresh cool air blew in through the curtains as though it followed him and almost like a magical entrance, the cool breeze rested on the baby. Unfamiliar to such cool, the baby shivered but with a smile; her first smile. Nifemi looked upon her baby and appreciated her innocent smile. Olusegun walked to Nifemi and the baby slowly. He sat on the armrest of Nifemi’s chair. He looked upon Nifemi and the baby in awe, just like that; a new life is made. A new chapter has begun. A smile formed on his lips, and then as he looked closely at his daughter, he said, “She is beautiful”. At that moment, Nifemi looked at Olusegun with wide wet eyes, her lips quivering as they showed mixed emotions. Olusegun embraced her and she held her baby closer. He had found his family and no one would ever take them away from him. “I love you. Thank you”, he said still holding them in his tight embrace. … More Story telling: Series 10
“Now that you have been informed, this is what will happen. She will go right away and live with you till the baby is born. I am neither giving my daughter away to you nor consenting to this disgraceful act but I will right the wrongs which the two of you started under the knowledge of your mother as I can see. Bear in mind that I will hold you responsible if any mishap should come upon my daughter during her stay with you. I expect her back to me in a healthy condition just as you take away from me today four months after the delivery of the baby. She will hand your child to you and in turn you will hand mine back to me. Hope this is clear enough?” Mr. Adeniji explained with fierceness in his eyes. … More Story telling: Series 7
It kind of reminds me of the concept of Noise of the Market. Of course, the story is different but the similarity is there are a lot of distractions on a football field when there’s a match in play. However, a good player knows that his best bet is never to take his eyes off the ball.
So I was looking through Instagram last night and I stumbled upon this picture message about red pill and blue pill. The blue pill is to take you back 10years while the red makes you an instant billionaire. The comments were interesting. A lot of people said they would take the red pill stating that money would erase all passed mistakes, make everything better, is the answer to every problem and makes every problem more tolerable. Although, of course, it’s not a good idea to turn down money, I should know – I’m a woman. Other people commented they would take the blue pill and go back 10years to fix everything and perhaps even be able to make more than a billion worth in money. I remember I saw a comment that chose both (the red and blue pill). Now if that were possible, I would fall into that category – to take both pills.
Going back 10years won’t be a bad idea, at least not for me and taking a pill to be an instant billionaire might be good as well. You might sense my hesitation about taking the red pill. I’m very conscious about things that turns you around instantly, like a slimming pill or tea that’s guaranteed to work really fast or an easy way out of anything. Maybe I have a fear for an ever faster boomerang when it decides to turn on you. So, in this case, if I take the red pill making me an instant billionaire, I might be constantly looking over my shoulder. And in any case, that wouldn’t be my first option because in becoming a billionaire, I don’t believe it takes away problems, not if they are not money related problems. Imagine a single mother who is in need of love, warmth and strength, I don’t imagine money take away her problems. Or a divorcee who’s desperately anxious, questioning if anything can be ok again. Or a victim of domestic violence who only wants everything to be normal in the relationship. Or a person seeking love and affection and attention, does being an instant billionaire take their want away? Maybe going back 10years doesn’t either but perhaps, knowing what we know now, maybe going back 10years to fix things wouldn’t be a bad idea.
What do you think?
… More Red or Blue pill anyone?