Wednesday, September 30, 2015

USA Africa Dialogue Series - Re: Quote of the Day

We're back to The Road Not Taken.

Just now with regard to the latest Hajj tragedy, the Saudi authorities are invoking the two meanings of Qadr.

Meaning 1: qadha: to decide, to judge…

Meaning 2: Qadr: What the Almighty decrees ….

At the risk of sounding supercilious, I'm not speaking or presuming to speak in the name of the omniscient Lord:

The potential is in the seed to become a tree…

"Most everybody's got seed to sow.

It ain't always easy for a weed to grow, oh no.

 So he don't hoe the row for no one, for sure he's always missing,

 and something ain't never quite right.

 Ah, but who would want to listen to you

 kissing his existence good night"? (Walking Man)

JT, elsewhere:

"Let the doctor and the lawyer do as much as they can.

 Let the springtime begin, let the boy become a man."

Not surprisingly, "It is never too late to be what you might have been " is so aptly attributed to Mary Ann Evans who proves her point, with her choice of  George  Eliot, a manly pseudonym : it was never too late : she became a great English Novelist , although  under the blanket she might have been  or not been  as in this nursery rhyme, a

"Georgie Porgie, Puddin' and Pie,

Kissed the girls and made them cry,

When the boys came out to play

Georgie Porgie ran away "

We read her Silas Marner in the third class of secondary school - we spent one and a half years in form 3 - as the school year was being changed from January-December to August - June,  lots of redaing time and were quite moved in those tender years. Have since become a little more hard-hearted, hard boiled.

"It is never too late to be what you might have been ":  dead or posthumously as is sometimes the case.

Haven't got to reading Gbinti Cheikh Abdul's 101 books yet, nor do I know if I'm sufficiently edicated to read and understand them.

Apart from the Iliad, Conrad, Dostoevsky, Naipaul, Singer, etc., have been looking at these two different types of story tellers:

The dynamic of the verbal extravaganza in Chigozie Obioma: The Fishermen

EC Osondu fast sequences in: This House is Not For Sale

"Advertising signs they con

 You into thinking you're the one

 That can do what's never been done

 That can win what's never been won"

As the early Boko Haram people who burned  down the library at Alexandria  are reported to have said,

"If those books are in agreement with the Quran, we have no need of them; and if these are opposed to the Quran, destroy them"

As for me, I'm still ambitious - my super ASUS is resting just now whilst I'm now reading (for once and for all) Romano Guardini's "The Lord"

"Friction, caused-

 Foolishly madam- by sitting down, has turned

 My bottom " into a place that is being tortured by the sciatica nerve.

Still In pain.

Pray for us


We Sweden


On Wednesday, 30 September 2015 11:07:04 UTC+2, Eugene wrote:

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