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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Contemplations on the Odu Osa Ika

Sit closely and I will share my heart. A soliloquy of stories told and untold will pass from my lips to your ears unfolding imperfectly for you to see. A book of unknown length, unfinished, waiting for an ending that will be told by another. Let me sit closely, and listen too, to your heart. -- Marcos Ifalola --

Monday, April 23, 2012

Contemplation on the Odu Ogbe Odi

A checklist can insure you buy the right ingredients to make a sumptuous feast. But life isn't always about checklists, sometimes, you need to just follow your heart wherever it may lead, and listen to what it needs, not what you wrote on a piece of paper. -- marcos ifalola

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Contemplations on the Odu Oyekun Otura

Fragments of a past that is no longer haunt my drive on this rainy day. The door that once welcomed me now looks back at me, a stranger contemplating its own destiny, devoid of recognition as I pass it. Once in, I find a museum filled with a world that was mine and is no longer. Looking at different pieces bring back fleeting memories intermingled with curiosity at new pieces added to the installation curated by another. You can never go back. Once the bell is rung, it can't be unheard, and so one can only hope to ring other bells, whose sound might ring sweet in the mind of another.  -- marcos ifalola

Friday, April 20, 2012

Contemplation on the Odu Oturupon Oworin

A mirror's reflection shows only the surface of a three dimensional object, unable to pierce the guarded shell we create. Gaze into your heart, and you'll find those scratches and bumps form a life patina that holds its own beauty. Find that beauty and you will surely love again.  -- Marcos Ifalola --

Monday, April 16, 2012

Contemplations on the Odu Ika Ofun

A dog charging towards an unknowing stranger may seem a dangerous threat, even when their only intent is to unleash a torrent of face licking. Playful banter can often be misconstrued for malice, when one doesn't take the time to look further than the superficial.  Only after intent is thoroughly understood, should one move to action.  -- marcos ifalola

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Contemplations of the Odu Ofun Odi

We are not all created equal, but what makes us human is our ability to treat each other as equals.  If for no other reason, then in acknowledgement that change is the only constant and today's hegemony is tomorrow's history.   -- Marcos Ifalola