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Other People's Lives...

Do you ever wonder about other people's lives, and wonder how it'll feel to walk in their shoes for a day?

I was sitting on my bed with my windows wide open enjoying the crisp harmattan air when this luxurious floral scent wafted into my room. I'm not a floral person, neither pattern, plant nor scent, but I know perfume and I know expensive perfume when I smell it.

I quickly peeked out of my window and saw two ladies walked into a metallic G-Wagon, both light skinned with a pampered look that only good money could buy. One had her hair in blond braids and the other, who drove the car, had a black and gold ombré weave. A man dressed in a suit followed behind her, and even from my room in the next compound upstairs, I could see the adoring look in his eyes. 

I watched her dust something off his shoulder, something I was sure wasn't there, you know the way people in love, or lust, always dust imaginary things off each other, just another opportunity to touch the current object of their desire. 

And then she chuckled and walked towards the driver seat but he held her waist and pulled her in for a kiss. I couldn't help but notice her quickly glance left and right at her surroundings, a move that got me ducking away from my window, a move that confirmed my thoughts, the man is most likely married. 

Quickly I brought my head back to the window and watched them again. Their kiss had ended but that adoration was still in his eyes. The wheels rolled back a bit, her car was already in reverse but you could see she was reluctant to leave, and he still stood there, not ready to let her go. Still looking, rather gazing at her like she was intricately woven threads of silk that might turn into smoke and float into the air and be gone forever. 

I sat back into my bed reminiscing of the times someone looked at me that way. It's the most magical yet frightening feeling in the world. 

Anywayssss, I know I'm not the only one who wonders about other people's lives. If you could be someone else for a day who would you be, and why?

Illustration by @peniel_enchill 


  1. Thelma go out and stop doing peeping Tom. Your own man may be out there this very moment

  2. Today Ill be JayZ. Just to be a black bad ass business man with the hottest chic in the game. And because of the street cred and respect he gets. Its like nobody will dare speak ill of Jay. Thats the kinda love and respect I want. Ofcourse cos of the money too..


  3. Asides myself (I do love being myself), perhaps the Governor of Lagos state/President of Nigeria.......and teach these guys what it means to be a public servant.....besides, why can't they all be the same person? Chrisyinks

  4. May be Oprah or Mitchell

    Oprah is just bae, with no man drama while Mitchell is just everything .

    On a lighter side , being Beyonce wont be bad.....but no Jay-Z in my equation .


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Just checking in to sign the register. Lol. It's been a very busy week and it looks like it might be an even busier weekend. I was hoping to get some writing done when I got to the airport yesterday but I even almost missed my flight. It was hopeless trying to do any work on the plane as it was bumpy af, and this toddler behind me wouldn't stop screaming in piercing shrieks like he was being exorcised. 
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intelligent, smart, tall, dark and handsome. Believe me he got
swag, but he didn't seem to notice me. (I'm a nerd but a sassy one
if I say so myself).  So oneday I decided to take it to another level..
After listening to a song "IF YOU LOVE SOMEBODY TELL THEM THAT YOU
LOVE THEM and watching the season film of The Secret Life of
American Teenagers. ..when Amy Jeugerns mum told her "you are only
young once". LOL that part got me.
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Though I'm okay with chemistry class I approached him to coach me for
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great chemistry between us.. hehehe both the covalent and
electrovalent bonds....

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