Posts Tagged: loss

Short Stories
On the Rocks
April 5, 2018
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Previously in Njambi & Kagwe’s World… Mother always told me it’s unmannerly to sit on the armrest of a chair, particularly as a guest in somebody’s home. Mel is padding around the kitchen pouring juice into glasses when this thought elbows its way to the fore of my mind. I push it back. I prefer […]
Short Stories
Dark Places
March 29, 2018
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Previously in Njambi & Kagwe’s world… The blue light of the TV flashes across the living room. Night has taken hold of the room. The silver of the moon is streaming in through a parting in the curtain. Crickets are chirping. The streetlights are casting faint, dancing shadows of the neighbor’s palm trees on our […]
Lessons from the prince who became Buddha (Part Four)
November 28, 2016
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Self-exploration is the key to awakening the self and core to the human experience. While with the ascetics, Siddhartha spent a great deal of time and effort numbing his senses and denying himself the human experiences of hunger and contentment, pain and pleasure, desire and fulfilment. But now he realized that he didn’t need to […]
Teenage Depression: Lifting the Fog
May 17, 2016
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It is morning yet again. I don’t know what day it is, or what month. I don’t know what time it is; I don’t care. All I know is that it is time to wake up and I am paralyzed – not physically. I can walk, I can move my limbs, I am in perfect […]
Ambiguous Loss
March 25, 2016
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It is just as it sounds – vague and confusing. Ambiguous loss is one that occurs without closure or understanding. It leaves a person feeling upset and searching for answers. It is a difficult kind of loss, because more often than not one’s feelings of angst are invalidated either by family, friends or community. For […]