Life, how did you do it? To work out that to prolong the defiance of existence, you needed to feast on yourself. Each individual gives up their being so that the whole may continue. But before your own sacrifice, you get to live. What a thing, to share life’s alter. Today will be glorious precisely because it contains the promise of its vanquishing. You are only made defiant by having something inevitable to confront. Turns out, that courage is a good tactic before predetermination. You cannot choose how you will end. But you sure as hell can how you live.
Photo taken in Kampala at the end of my tour of East Africa. I wasn’t meant to play in Uganda, but along the way, my course was altered by a tall Rwandan man, Gisa Jr Gong Brian. We can’t choose who comes into our life, or what role they will play. But we can bow before the majesty that they do. Gisa set up shows in all types of places. Here we were on the way to hustle a gig with the Goethe Institute. They clocked us as an unlikely pair of blaggers but we secured the show. It was a magnificent rooftop concert overlooking Kampala. But in my heart was the one from the night before in Bukoto Market. It was there that I witnessed the first miracle of my life. Perhaps that is the nature of miracles. That they happen in hidden places, beyond the view of the legislators of the world. It was for that reason, that I vowed to never write of it. The sacred is something which must never be spelt out, only passed on. You may never live up to certain things you see, but you can aspire towards them. To spiral upwards.
Have a beautiful day ahead dear friends!
Such joy in the photo! 😁