Outside

Outside, water trickles into a bucket.  drip. drip. drip.

Outside, a beetle is ambushed by driver ants. It’s putting up a fight. For its life.

Outside, a gust of wind surges past, rattling the iron sheet.

Outside, baboons chatter animatedly, after a successful raid on a nearby homestead.

Outside, a hen cackles helplessly after losing her two remaining chicks. They didn’t die; she just doesn’t know where they are. She literally lost them. Like the other three.

Outside, the two girls who live next door are chatting. They always have something to talk about.

Outside, a kite(bird) glides in the wind.

Outside, the one-eyed stray cat, almost symmetrically black and white, black on the left, white on the right, except for the face, tail and paws(grey, of course), is taking a nap.

Outside, music from the movie shop rents the air.

Outside, birds are suddenly chirping. Like they just realized it’s almost midday and they didn’t sing their morning songs.

Outside, the trees are dancing in the wind, like the wind is a song only they can understand.

Outside, two men talk about last night’s game. How the result was obvious.

Outside, a butterfly flutters. erratically.

Outside, behind his house, he smokes a blunt casually. Enjoying every hit. Always.

Outside, the tap runs dry, croaking out the drops as it breathes its last.

Outside, the ants carry away beetle’s remains. Yesterday a beautiful moth suffered the same fate. It wasn’t as slow to move as the beetle, but it had somehow fallen on its back and couldn’t turn over. In that helpless position it had been devoured, chunk by mothy chunk as it writhed in pain until it finally died.

Outside, a baby throws a tantrum. The toy she got isn’t the color she wanted.

Outside, a door closes. A padlock snaps. Footsteps walk away.

Outside, a bee buzzes from flower to flower, sampling the nectar.

Outside, a gentle wind caresses the bed sheet hung out to air. The way it undulates, like it’s being massaged… So beautiful.

Outside, a spider weaves a web across the mouth of a shoe, unaware it won’t last a day. The spiders here are always doing that. Damn spiders.

Outside, a cock crows; a crow caws.

Outside, the jalopy across the street wheezes to life, the exhaust coughing out a pathetic sputter.

Outside, a jerry can falls into a well. Its splash echoes in the opposite direction.

Outside, a motorcycle zooms past. The rider shrieking excitedly at the top of his voice. The thrill of speed.

Outside, a woman is washing utensils. She hums a local tune, punctuated by the clatter clang of pot and pan.

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Potential

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potential

About Tomorrow…

Stop living in the past, its gone. Live in the present, that’s where life really happens. If you live for tomorrow, tomorrow will fuck you up. And the worst thing about it is that Tomorrow never comes….

Hacksaw Ridge

Hacksaw Ridge

What a movie!! Very inspiring and had some real good humour. Spoiler Alert!!

I recently watched this movie and it had quite the impact on me, I must say. So good I had to write about it. I got many things from that movie that I can make use of in my growth in life, and that I’d like to share.

First of all I felt that it was about faith, in the sense that if you truly believe in something stand for what you believe in. It demonstrated conviction(which is in a way a little like being insane if you ask me), and how it makes one unstoppable, passing all obstacles to reach the goal. Magic happens when you don’t give up, even when you want to. The universe always falls in love with a stubborn heart. I also felt the movie was about the realities of war, and being anti-war it really appealed to me. The way young men are drafted to go fight wars that in reality is a business; one that costs human life. And all so a few individuals can have deeper pockets, lined with the blood of innocent men. How after the war a soldier’s life is never the same again, they are scarred for life. Doss snr. lost his friends, became an alcoholic and began beating his wife. That war damages the psyche of many a soldier is quite evident in the world today. Also, choose your partner well. That’s self-explanatory.

Here are some of my favourite quotes from this fantastic film.

 

“I don’t know how I’m going to live with myself if I don’t stay true to what I believe.”

“In peace, sons bury their fathers. In war, fathers bury their sons.”

“Most of these men don’t believe the same way you do, but they believe so much in how much you believe.”

“Sgt Howell: I have seen stalks of corn with better physiques. Makes me want to pull an ear off, Private! Can you carry your weight?

Desmond Doss: Yes, Sergeant!

Sgt Howell: It should be easy for you then. Corporal!

Corporal Jessop: Sergeant.

Sgt Howell: Make sure you keep this man away from strong winds.” XD

 

If you haven’t watched this movie and can stand bloody war scenes(felt so real), please watch it, you won’t regret.