I saw a post that talked about 14 Christmases left to the end of the year and I realized that time is the one thing we can never manipulate as much as we wished we can or as much as we try.

Watching Interstellar, a movie by one of my favorite directors, I couldn’t help but realize how real time and it’s components could affect us. In one of my favorite scenes, they go to a planet and dimension where 1 hour on that planet is equivalent to 7 earth years. Incredulous.

Watching this movie helped me realize that if we are to have an effect on anything, we have to influence its time. How do you manipulate time? I don’t know but maybe I should give it a try. 

Maybe I should just sit and reflect, on time. 

Life Lessons

Still awake trying to complete work I am supposed to hand in on Tuesday that I just got yesterday, Saturday. It’s Monday and my night’s just started.

I just started a small project in the village and I feel that I now know more about myself than I would if I hadn’t traveled.

  1. There’s wealth in the village. I’ve met some very local people but with brilliant and amazing business minds.
  2. Plant trees. I think it’s the new thing, or should be the in thing. Plant trees.
  3. A child (10 years) came to the site today and asked to help out. Seeing his size and the nature of the job, I told him to fetch water where I would pay him 300/- for each jerrycan. When he was done, I paid him extra and told him to buy some books. But hey, I know he’s been eyeing those juicy donuts in the shop. I realised two things; i) Do we really have child labour laws and are they applicable in a society that teaches the child to work from the onset of birth? ii) I need to work like a villager. This is a simple precept of knowing how to use and maximise resources without necessarily enjoying the high life.
  4. Prayer. If you don’t believe in something, then find something to believe in.
  5. Working on Sunday is not a bad thing.
  6. Hustle hard. It’s impolite to be rude to someone because they look like they don’t have purpose in that moment but you never know where your client comes from.
  7. Clients always come first, even when what they are requesting for is frustrating and time consuming, viz, this work I am supposed to hand in on Tuesday.
  8. Travel. Uganda is blessed beyond. I find the streets of Kampala too congested. But, if you have been to Kabagarame in Bushenyi, then you know what I am talking of. In fact, if you are ever in Bushenyi, check out Kabagarame.
  9. Carry a book on you at all times. I sometimes go through my note book and are amazed at the many things that run through my mind.
  10. Save!

Does God Know Your Struggle!

I think for one He does!

Ms AyamPatra writes a beautiful piece about what it means to love someone and abstain for both moral and religious reasons. I am not a saint, and I think we all sin one way or another but truth be told, I envy people who stand for what they believe in be it for moral or religious purposes. I respect their principles. But the truth is, we are all broken one way or another.

I’ve written before how church girls should date church boys because there in lies a shared struggle.

And I think here in lies your answer Patra

Back On The Road

The air is moist and dusty as I struggle to breathe, something simple yet difficult in my city today.

If the Kampala weather doesn’t worry you, then I might be mistaken, alien. The city is now too bright, dirty and heavy laden there’s no more ‘comfort zone’! But luckily, I am back on the road.

There’s something peaceful and calm about traveling, be it for work or for pleasure. I have been doing it a year now such that I really get excited when I leave the city. I get to see the other side of the country very few people get to see.

Yesterday, a client of mine requested that we go open the boundaries on his site, and also commence leveling works. I jumped to the occasion, not because of the work aspect, but the getting out of town aspect. And there was a catch to it; I was going to drive his car. Yeay me! He had the flu and didn’t feel he could do the 350km journey, and I didn’t mind it. Beautiful car he has. A diesel 2.7 TX engine, there’s nothing the road was going to do. We set off at around 2:00pm but finally got onto the main high way at about 2:40. And off we drove.

While driving and enjoying the ride, I thought to myself, I need such a car, a beast. I started then to chase the sunset while running a couple ideas. There’s nothing as amazing as driving a good car while thinking to yourself, this should be mine.

Anyway, while driving, I thought to myself, ‘I used to be a good poet! Or was it prose?’

Here goes

Chasing Sunsets

As the sky falls
And the sun winks
And the stars start to blink
I start to chase the sunset

As the crickets creak
And the grass glows
And the clouds flow
I start to chase the sunset

As I reach my destination
And think about my journey
And my body wanes
I start to think about the sunrise