Some people in life are just lucky. And some are definitely not. Like me, for instance. I don’t know what side I should classify myself in. Its hard to do this things. But one thing I have learnt about this life is never, and I mean never, think you’re prone to bad luck. Simple.
We all have a past. It may be good, bad or even disappointing. But its our own past and we can never change that. Appreciating life means appreciating those things in life we just can’t change, and learning to live with them. Its takes a really big heart and mind to do this, something not so many of us will ever have courage to have.
And then in the midst of life crisis we meet these special people that make us forget ourselves completely. Its funny how that works. Its like they suck us into their enchanted world just for the merriment of it. We forget how loaded and heavy our hearts are, and we find ourselves enjoying their company in a way we can not explain.
A month ago when I got this job at an accessory shop, I thought only about the money I would be making. Then I met the staff and its like my life changed completely. My past blurred in front of me and before I knew it I had become so attached to them…. Nothing mattered as long we were together. We laughed, joked at almost everything. I had the time of my life and God knows how much I would die to have this once again.
Emmah was my closest pal. She was funny, a blonde in her own way. Something about the way she walked and did her things in a hurry made me laugh. We used to have dinner together, and the funniest of times came when we would argue about what to cook. She had a coast accent that made her stand out in conversations.
She had this thing with coastal dishes, and she ended up introducing me to a variety of goodies I have never been able to pronounce until now. She was good company, lots of stories and as I would say, my partner in crime. She knew much about me than anybody else in that room, something that made me a potential customer for her advice most of the times.
And then there was Alma. Emmah always called her Alima… And I gave up trying to wonder why. Her name always sounded familiar to me, kinda like I had known her in my childhood even before we met. She was like a big sister to me… She would occasionally give me a bite of the snacks she was always eating, and we laughed especially at when she would tell me how much I was gonna grow fat in a matter of months.
She was a happy soul… Laughed 90% of the day and it was hard to stay in a sombre mood around her. I can imagine how lucky her siblings were having her for entertainment, hahaa…
And then there was the brother I never had. Peter was cheery… And his is the one guy I know in my life who would never tell you NO to anything you asked for. He had a liking for some old school church music which we made fun of but nevertheless liked so much.
But as they say, everything good and bad in life comes to an end. It gets a time when our past catches up with us and we have to chose our destiny wisely, or end up being miserable for the rest of our life. But I wanna tell you something as you read this. Not everything is as we see. There’s much to everybody’s story than we see with our biological eyes. Some people have a past that is better off kept quiet.
I would confidently say that am a sad man, with an undecided fate. Its a time in my life where I don’t know whats good, whats trustworthy or safe anymore. But I know one thing for sure. My crew, friends and boss back at Ropem were the best I will ever have. I would do anything to get back to what we had. This is all I have for you:
I take this opportunity to thank you guys for making my time so wonderful for the short time we had. I appreciate all you did for me and you can be assured I take none of that for granted. I may not know when we’re gonna meet again, but I know in good faith one day we gonna be reunited again. Am sorry I couldn’t say goodbye, but I hope to see you again someday. It was so hard for me to explain my troubles and no matter how much I tried I couldn’t gather the courage to do it. May God watch over you everyday. Am gonna miss you so much wherever I will be. Goodbye..
Posted by Fredrick Njoroge