Just a Call
Let it be
John Walenga - April 2012
First, The Villager wants all Villagers to acknowledge that he is from a poor background. He has inherited nothing from his father apart from wisdom. He had no control over that situation but he has no excuse to live and die in that situation either.
He has vowed to only share his life with anybody (family, friends or acquaintance) who appreciates that background for only such a person can genuinely walk besides him on a mission to make a difference. Less than that, he guesses that even fools’ paradise could do as The Villager believes you know what to expect - frustration, frustration and frustration.
In the same breath, let’s get it out of the way. Talk is therapy and divorce is a failure. The ando okwa li uudhigu ha wu tsina olwithi momagumbo, ando ka pe na egumbo ihaa li tsina olwithi (if problems were like smoke coming out of a chimney, there would be no house without smoke) such counseling is the cause of all evils in The Village. Why? Since when has addressing a wrong with another wrong ever been the right formulae? The Villager suspects other villagers’ answer could be far better than his, after all, majority rules. Ha! That type of solidarity is the cause of pollution in the globe. That is just one bad, or should The Villager say good excuse to think one can learn how to dream with an adversary. Good luck if there is any Villager who thinks otherwise.
End result? Look no further, The Village is littered with many role models who have learnt ‘the art of coping’ under stress. The truth is; there is nothing wrong with the institution - matrimony. The fact of the matter is; it (institution) only attracts the wrong people at the wrong time. In the end, it causes too much trauma, hence domestic violence.
The latter only happens when respect has become the first casualty. Otherwise, why should villagers abuse something they treasure? The Villager knows all too well that human beings should not be scared of each other. Respect should be paramount and a two-way super-highway for that matter. If it does a disappearing act for any undefined reason, the logical thing to do is to take a long walk to peace of mind. Thus, to The Villager, ‘n tragiese einde is beter as ‘n eindelose traumatiese ervaring (a tragic end is better than an endless traumatic condition).
On June 16 last year, The Villager heard a voice saying: “If these events (being reminded of the condition of your ancestors) do not wake...
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