Death O Death!

Tribute to Elder (CSP) Abang Philip

Death O death by Philip Abang2

Where does one begin to unpack the debilitating feeling of loss, grief and disorientation.

‘Dad has passed!!’ Said the subbing voice on the phone. I could hear choruses of mourners in the background… My biggest fear has just sucker punched me.

As the news spread, the clouds got wind and it opened its gates. The clouds rained thunderous tears. A king is gone; a kind, peaceful, loving, caring, funny and compassionate being has left us. My hero, my role model, my biggest idol, and greatest inspiration has departed.

DEATH, why do you play such cruel jokes?! You have stolen a great man away from his people and community.

“God puts kings in a place for a season and reason” Denzel once said.

Dad’s season was too short, he was too young, besides, we had unfinished business. Loads of promises unfulfilled.

Death, you poked me hard. You hurt me badly. No pity, no sympathy or compassion. You may have taken away my beloved father, but you are not taking away his legacy, his virtue, and the ocean of memories he has left behind. Dad made his mark. He created an impact and he created me. The engravings of his works, his love, and benevolence will forever be etched in our hearts.

O Death, you thought you had won, but the joke is on you.

Lest I forgot, Dad, I pleaded to God to send you to be my guardian angel, then I realized you had given so much on earth. With a single candle you lit up so many people’s worlds. I plead God to give you rest as His army of Angels will take charge. My salutations to you for designing my life, and my gratitude to God for choosing you as my dad.

Adieu Papa till we meet again.
Love you for life.

Philip Abang

 

START! You can do it

START! You can do it
“It is always the start that requires the greatest effort.”James Cash Penney,
“It is always the start that requires the greatest effort.” _James Cash Penney

“You can do it!” At least that’s what I tell myself when faced with doubts and difficulties to start and follow through with an idea or a project. My perceived obstacle, challenge or difficulty in starting and following through torments me in the beginning.

‘JUST START!!’ Screams another voice in my head.

The reward in the end usually outweighs the time invested in the negative self-talk, the doubts, and the perceived difficulties.

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By Philip Abang

The Butterfly and my moment of confession.

The Butterfly and my moment of confession.

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough. _ Rabindranath Tagore

I have had this quote in my archive for a while now. Not so long ago, I posted it on my Instagram account. A mate once texted me to say that the quotes that I upload either on my Instagram or here made him think, most especially the one above.

I have a confession to make. I have struggled to make proper meaning of the quote myself for as long as I had come across it. I thought I’d sound stupid telling him that I have contemplated numerous times in order to make perfect sense of it too. As a matter of fact, unlike the butterfly, time isn’t enough for me to keep wallowing in my thoughts. I decided to see what ‘Mr Google’ had to say about it. I gladly found that someone had written a piece on the quote.

My apologies because I will not attempt to deconstruct it so as not to misinterpret its meaning. But if you are curious to know and want to learn new things like I try to do, please check Reverberations with the post “The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has enough time”, it is brilliant and insightful.

I guess this has been an account of my moment of confession (of not knowing everything), learning and discovery, I hope to have other moments that will be worth your time if you can spare a little.

Thank you very much for stopping by and please don’t hesitate to share your thoughts on the quote and how it impacts you.

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By Philip Abang

Become a possibilitarian

Become a Possibilitarian _Norman Vincent Pearle
Become a possibilitarian.
“Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities _ always see them, for they’re always there.” _Norman Vincent Pearle.
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By Philip Abang

We are gifted for something

We are gifted for something
LIFE us not easy for any of us
“Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.” _Marie Curie

 

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By Philip Abang