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'Rid of the Experience' by Peace Nyaba, Open Dreams Scholar

The 11th of February had a lot of euphoria attached to its coming but then... 20% of this generation has been rid of the experience…


The anxiety and excitement especially when in Nursery and Primary school but then… this generation has been rid of the experience…


Perfectly ironing of uniforms and polishing of shoes till they were spick and span but then… this generation has been rid of the experience…


Neatly cut hair and perfectly braided hair which made us all look more handsome and beautiful but then… this generation has been rid of the experience…


The flawless sound of the drums and trumpets as we marched past the onlookers but then… this generation has been rid of the experience…


The fun of having to watch those ahead of you miss the left-right etiquette and have to either go right-left of move their left leg and left hand at the same time, making them move in a zig-zag manner but then… this generation has been rid of the experience…


The showcase of those doing ballet and other activities was a view not to miss but then… this generation has been rid of the experience…


Chanting of songs by the choir with voices perfectly blending to produce a perfect harmony but then… this generation has been rid of the experience…


The cheers, the claps, the pictures, the ice-creams, the blend of roasted fish and “bobolo”, fried chicken, pork and every delicacy whose flavours were all in the air, giving you a hard time deciding on what you actually wanted to eat but then… this generation has been rid of the experience…

A lot of things to recount and laugh about but then, the memories and stories stay with us and the 20% of this generation can only but imagine what it feels like…


At the end of it all… I can only make one conclusion… Make every moment count because you never know when you’ll be… RID OF THE EXPERIENCE.


Is it the time you have to be with family... Make it count before you have to move far away from them and have to deal with seeing then once in 2 years or worse...



Is it the opportunity you have to do what you love doing, make it count.


Just make every moment count before you are RID OF THE EXPERIENCE.

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Theodore Kanjo
Theodore Kanjo
12 févr. 2020

This is very true. I remember when I was growing up and usually disturb my parents about getting me a new pair of blacks shoes and polish, I would get very anxious and barely sleep on the eve of the D-day, but now that experience has been taken away. We are rid of the experience in such a way that it no longer has value, heck didn't even know that it was the 11th February until someone reminded me...

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