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Day 8: Fondest Childhood Memory

Day 8 Lovers!!!!

It’s 9:50 pm I just woke up from a 3hr nap and feeling hella refreshed πŸ™‚. How has your sun day fun day been? I spent better part of the day lazy bumming that turned to a mini photoshoot (Wagwan Nicole 🀣) that by the time I got back home sleep was calling!!

So new week new feels new vibes! I have not had time for my Sunday solitude time and kinda feeling so overwhelmed by the weekend chronicles. So lemme tell you something strange about me that I do often…I must always coil back into my cocoon and find my quiet after celebrations or public functions. Without sitting quietly staring at nothing just listening to my breath n allowing my thoughts to flow, I can’t fully function. It helps me take control of my feelings n emotions coz trust me, Β I get sooo overwhelmed by emotions n feelings after ceremonies that If I don’t find my still moment, am just ivi ivi…can’t even find words to describe it. Am such a feeling creature.

Today’s journal entry is: fondest childhood memory!!

Lord, I have sooooooo many but the cream has to be Ol’ man and I moments.

For sometime it was just me, him n the house boy as my brothers were shipped to boarding school. I really loved him bathing me coz he’d fill the bath tub to the brim and just have me play in water till I was ready to come out and it felt so nice.

Drinking mala and ugali!! This was one of my favorite meals with dad. It was like a ritual we’d do even as we waiting for real dinner πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ or after my bike riding training which he did sooo well.

Watching revolutionary movies together that would end up with him taking me through history and stories yaaaani my kindergarten head had had lots of Mahatma Gandhi, Steve Biko, Sijui a guy called yoni who was in the famous “99 mins in Entebe” film. So now if you keep wondering why I always have this need to talk revolutionary things come let’s save the world typa vibes, you get it now. He instilled this in me along time ago. Sometimes I think if we grew up in the states, we’d be forefront on #BlackLivesMatter advocacy πŸ˜€πŸ˜€.

We loved watching movies and music videos together. OK man literally had tapes of Music videos from so many African Artists. Β Sometimes I mention artist like San Fan Thomas, Alpha blondy and guys ask me how old I am πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚. First artists I actually crammed lyrics to their songs thanks to dad’s love for their music was Kanda Bongoman, Lucky Dude, Bob Marley and Michael Jackson. Let’s not even go to vernacular artists like Okatch Biggy and Kabasela!!

My dad was that dad. I will always have these memories deep in me. I hold on to them so dearly coz shortly after, I started growing up and fearing my dadπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚. What does growing up do to us though? Sigh.

Do you have any childhood memories you are fond of? Β Please do share with me below and if you can’t, just sit somewhere and reminisce, trust me it feels so goooood.

Allow me to call it a day and watch the runs of #Insecure hihihihi as I wait for round two of sleep.

I really do hope you had a lovely weekend. I did. Thank you much for stopping by, goodnight/morning/day/evening/

Have a fulfilling week ahead full of laughter and good things. See you tomorrow 😘

Ps: Thank you Zindoli for these nice shots of me n Mother Nature πŸ€£πŸ’•

Love x Light x Sunsets

DALLAH

Tree Hugger

 

 

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2 Comments

  • Reply Lilian July 20, 2017 at 12:14 pm

    Fond memories. Birthday parties….being disciplined thoroughly by my mum which she denies she ever did, tree climbing, playing hide and seek and blada* not sure of the spelling. Walking to and from school and the distance was so long we’d play as we go. And eventually bond with my brother and cousins.

    • Reply Ruth Adallah July 26, 2017 at 6:11 pm

      Awwwwwes sweet!! That walking back from school I feel you! I did it n played too much on the road. Thank you for stopping by and sharing your memories too!! Love!!

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