Paradoxically "How are you?" Is probably the most asked question in the world in all of time, yet also the question that elicits and receives the most false answers.
Have you ever imagined how it would be if every time you ask someone that question they answer you honestly? Life would be horrific! In the (probably) million times I've asked people this question, and of course expecting the usual perfunctory "fine" response, I was once answered honestly. That day I wish I hadn't even asked. I casually asked someone "how are you" and he spent the next two hours telling me how he was. At the end I was tired, irritable and I had a headache. I wanted to say dude kilode, can't someone play with you again? Lol. I honestly didn't bargain for what I got.
Ever since then I've asked that question with caution, but I ask, nonetheless. And when I'm asked I never answer honestly either. In fact these days I talk even less than I used to because somehow I've gradually slipped into the role of shrink/listener/counsellor, so much so that when someone asks me about me I almost don't know how to respond anymore.
Yet this morning I woke up happy and in a few minutes that changed. One phone call suddenly led me to ask myself a ton of questions and I immediately began to feel some kind of way.
So guys, although you haven't asked, had you asked me today "Nwando, how are you?" (Of course if you asked Thelma she'd tell you that life is perfect and things couldn't be any better) and I'm inclined to respond honestly, my answer would have been; Sad, Inadequate, Confused, Lost, Lethargic, Discontent, Uninspired, Discouraged, Limited.
And that's honestly how I felt all day. I hope my honesty doesn't frighten you. Thankfully I've moved on from that. I can't honestly say I'm back to happy yet but I'm Ok, and I know I'll be fine.
So I ask YOU this evening; HOW ARE YOU?
And I'm hoping you'll be honest and detailed in your response. And please, I'm not expecting that everyone is sad or down in the dumps, in fact I'm really looking forward to comments from people who're feeling on top of the world at this time in their lives! I would love love love to live vicariously through those people.
BTW I see the new readers and commenters and I haven't officially welcome you guys. You're all so so welcome, and thanks for not being silent.
But just like that song says; 'make new friends and keep the old' I'm missing some people o!!! Please where's my baby Blink, Easah I'm not feeling the love anymore, Opara Mabel is err'thing ok?
And yeah, Enjay the size 40 shoes which the reader gave away belong to YOU! I'll try to find a way to get them across.