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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Contemplation on the Odu Ogunda Oshe

When smashing the pedestals of icons, whose words and actions move people, it's best to remember that the message may transcend the shape, form, or history of the messenger.  Ultimately, it's important to realize the medium of a message takes on many forms, some confounding or without apparent merit to the destroyer, but they are nonetheless valid.  A pedestal, however, is still a pedestal, whose integrity to hold weight must always be challenged.  -- Marcos Ifalola Sanchez

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Contemplation on the Odu Irete Meji

Life is filled with infinite possibility and our only limitation is what our mind and body can comprehend.  What was perceived as miraculous yesterday, tomorrow becomes mundane, and so the process of evolution expands our horizons ever further out.  There are truly two worlds in which we live, one which we understand today, and the other we will understand tomorrow. What mystifies us, is that tomorrow's world exists now, and yet we can not see it. -- Marcos Ifalola Sanchez

Monday, May 14, 2012

Contemplation on the Odu Okanran Obara

Timing is a fickle lover who sometimes appears out of nowhere, wooing you with her winsome smile only to vanish when you glance away distracted by an out of place noise.  Other times, she sits on a crowded bus only a few feet away, waiting to be noticed but just out of sight.  Then, there are times in our darkest hour where she grabs our hand from behind, spinning us into a heated embrace, lips melting together in a warm kiss that feels like the sun on our skin.  -- Marcos Ifalola Sanchez

Contemplation on the Odu Oyekun Ika

There are many roads to enlightenment. Some will have magnificent views and smooth pavement, while others are riddled with pot holes and incessant traffic, which you choose is up to you.  Caveat emptor, when leaving one state to enter another, road conditions can vary, and the difficult environment dealt with early on, can make even a crappy road seem less... well... crappy.  -- marcos ifalola

Friday, May 4, 2012

Contemplation on the Odu Oyekun Ogunda

Beware wolves dressed in priest's clothing... -- Marcos Ifalola Sanchez

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Contemplation on the Odu Ogbe Obara

One who needs to fall back on gaining respect by calling another to observe protocol has respect in name only --Marcos Ifalola Sanchez

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Contemplation on the Odu Oshe Odi

Sometimes we idealize the past, other times we recognize it for its true beauty ... the problem is, the line between the two is often grey. Better to remember the past, but live in the present, and look forward to the future... -- Marcos Ifalola Sanchez