If you were having coffee with me, I would be happy you stopped by. I would be happiest if once in a while you weren’t just the watcher behind the screen; reading my posts wondering how I manage to write like you are reading my mind and you can almost “hear” me speak, wondering how I manage to blend in everything around me like a well brewed cup of coffee, perfectly crafted and loving how I write, so you regularly checking to see what I come up with next…
I know you are out there reading; the stats never lie, now if here and there you could just make some noise so I know you are there, reading and it doesn’t seem like you are a stalker, catching glimpses of the thoughts that live in my head; laughing and almost spilling your coffee for example, when I liken it to being in the toilet and then hear the sound of an approaching person so you cough a bit or make some noise so they know, someone is within instead of having to knock, as you awkwardly ponder, if you should answer or just let them try the door and see its locked; Oh snap, you arent 100% sure if you locked it, so you half-whisper half-shout “Occupied.”
Funny story, the other day while going for my morning walk (which is polite way of saying I was looking for a nice place to take a bathroom break, because when your city municipal isn’t giving you running water you cant afford to literally just be throwing water down the toilet) a car pulled up and this guy says “Hey do you want a lift?” Well since I was on my own missioned agenda I politely declined, shook my head and made some vague hand gestures indicating I was just..erm..ok.. here..thanks; whilst thinking of the increased crime rate in the country and the caution from the police on kidnappings, muggings and being wary of strangers in private vehicles. Oh! and staying away from online dating and social media commnication, because it could lead to rape:
If you were having coffee with me, I would ask you to tell me your thoughts on the police issuing such a statement in 2019 going into 2020. Tragic and traumatic the rape, I would rather they had shared means and ways of ensuring your cyber-safety. Shows a bit about on how officials running the country are a bit out of touch with the digital sphere mostly focusing on the negatives and trying to control it; than finding working synergies and even open up potential revenue streams in ICT industry but nope they would rather shut down the internet or advise people to stay away….
I digress though, the stranger in the car then said “We should have coffee sometime, Uncle B” and drove off leaving me flattered, happy, confused and a little freaked out, ha! I don’t know who he is but he knew me, or at least knows what I chose to share on here…
Maybe you are my blogging crush and I don’t even know you exist; this post could have been about you but we haven’t met yet…
This post could have about you;
…but you never comment.
If you were having coffee with me I would tell you I am on day 15 of 25 day blogging challenge and I wanted to spotlight those who show up so regularly; its almost like we have met…..
Berina (Kenya) from whom I have learnt how our countries have so much similarities even some food and habits that I thought was unique to us. Berina writes stories that show everyday life, the challenges people silently face and how its ok to find escape in laughter AND she draws her own images:
Goldie(USA) whose name can never be used in the same sentence as normal…hey look, I just did!!! 😂😂A great debate lingers on whether Goldie is a man; some are convinced Goldie is a woman; but Goldie might as well as be a Floating Goldfish from outer space with interesting opinions and not afraid to share them on the Dailyflabbergast where you will find News Related Opinion Pieces, crowd sourced Blogging Tips, and Creative Writing posts.
EmptyTheeMind (South Africa) biker-hiker-writer with an intriguing analytical approach to life, who always has me questioning some things which I normally never think about. FreeTheeMind is a space about all sorts of things with frankness, ambiguity and a dark humour, from hiking/biking adventures, loss and illness in the family to meeting doppelgangers laced with some almost philosophical introspection.
Diana the horse whisperer who shares her adventures with her favourite passion; Chloe Zach and whats the other one?…. and well life on her blog MyHorseStories and every day the world gets a little smaller the more we know about each other’s worlds, the distance between us, the seasons around us and the similarities that bind us
Gary(USA) whose conversational comments are always laced with wisdom and a common shall we say distrust of world politicians. Gary writes Stories in a Dime of Time short stories some fiction and some based on memories of past experiences some will make you laugh and others may just leave you reminiscing on the adventures growing up.
Ritu (confession not sure where Ritu is🙈) one of my very first followers when I started the blog and years later still here with their phenomenal reach and following yet still taking time to stop by my blog and I appreciate it.. Ritu writes at ButISmileAnywway … poetry, chats over Chai and plenty of words and wisdom.
Steeny Lou(Canada) who blogs at HolySheepDip! With the exclamation mark, writing about the bumps and valley of life and is currently doing a December blog everyday challenge too.
Maureen of ImpossibleJourneyBlog writing about a journey to good health and battling sugar addiction; gets a special shout out because heard the Christmas song All I want for Christmas and thought about me or rather to phrase it correctly thought about a nightmare before Christmas scary story I wrote one Christmas season 4 years ago; if you weren’t around back then please do go check it out and the Christmas wish all I want for Christmas will never be the same:
Shuvai (Zimbabwe) if anyone deserves an award its her, that one constant I have come to wait for, just like the sun, rises… I even get anxious when the days stretch by without seeing your name on the notifications; wondering if you are OK and when you finally show up, you always catch up on each and every post and I appreciate it.
If you were having coffee with me, I would tell you appreciate all the eyes that stop by this tangle of words, and once in a while do pop down from the watcher’s terraces and tell me your thoughts if I write badly, let me know and if you have noticed some of those I have mentioned on posts just pop down and say so; the comments aren’t private and don’t feel like you are intruding, we all family right… Just thought would put that out there as someone mentioned to me they weren’t commenting cause they felt they might scare off others….