If you have read the past two posts, you might know I have my heart wound up a little about my writing and growing old. But then again, don’t most of us? ( If writing is not your jam, substitute it for the passion that keeps you awake at night.)
So for today I’ve decided to take the pressure off myself and share some else’s writing.
The work you will read below, (I’ve put the first paragraph and the link to the site below) is from a popular East African blogger, Jackson Biko. Only one paragraph so that you finish off his piece on his site. I like his writing, how he makes things come alive and evokes thought and emotion. He is a great writer. His is the sort of site you can get lost in and before you know it, you’ve spent hours reading. So be sure to check it out if you can.
The post, as the title claims, is a letter to his twenty year old self…keeping in line with where I left off last week.
So…without further ado… Here is Biko.
It’s fine if you don’t know. It’s fine if you don’t have a plan. It’s fine if you are the only one who doesn’t seem to know where your life is headed. There is a TV series you will watch in your 30’s called The Boardwalk Empire where Blaise Pascal is quoted; All humanity’s problems stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room. Sometimes there are no solutions, at least not immediate ones, so all you have to do is sit it out. Things will sometimes work themselves out when you do nothing. Don’t sweat it. Have a banana.