from different walks of life: people
Many weeks have gone by and I’ve not shared a post on Echoes of my neighbourhood. I miss doing so and blame it on the infernal heat in this place.
I have barely taken decent photos in the past weeks due to efforts to avoid heat stroke, melting into a puddle and baking in the sun.
I am one of those waiting for Autumns’ gate to open so I can dash out and play in nature. These past weeks have been from air-conditioned house to air-conditioned car, to air-conditioned locations and it’s getting a bit old for me.
So, I’m just going to stick some random shots taken here and there.
We are getting ready to go back to school next week.
At the aquarium. I love this photo. Their smile made me smile 🙂
I wonder if the school of fish is going back to school as well? Ha, ha! I couldn’t resist that pun.
I guess when you eat the Hershey’s you feel sweet enough to dance the happy dance.
Summer clearance sales at every nook and cranny to make way for Winter wear.
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I stood at this corner of Deira for mere minutes and in those minutes I lost count of the number of people and cars that shuffled past me.
It’s a giant poster at the mall inviting people to take a pause at the bookstore close by.
I enjoyed watching people walk past at intervals.
One of my sitting spot at the mall that’s close to my house. I gather my thoughts even with the buzz of people and their voices, slowly sip my coffee and watch people shamelessly 😉
Do you have a spot?
“Relationships is certainly more than holding hands, more than going on dates, kissing and sex. It’s about accepting your partner’s flaws, warts and all and seeing the perfection in an imperfect person. It’s all about finding happiness with each other and being yourself.” Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha
Okay, so the imagination might be mine, but I like to imagine what people are saying as I enjoy watching them, so from the gentleman’s earnest gestures, I read:
“Trust me, darling, I’m yours to keep.”
Yeah, yeah, I’m a die-hard romantic, but where would we be without a bit of romance in our hearts? 😉
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Look me in the eyes
So that I may see into your heart
Whisper to me the loves songs
That radiates in your pupils
So that their echoes may make my blood thrum
When two hearts are in love
We have no need for so much words
For your eyes speak volumes
That your mouth cannot put into shape
Yet it makes my body sing.
Back in the days, my mother did a lot of speaking to us with her eyes. For instance, when we go out and someone offers us a cookie, you have to look at dear mother’s face, before daring to accept that cookie and the gleam in her eyes or the nod of her head will tell you what to do.
No words said! Sometimes, you might make a mistake in translating the meaning of that look and wolf down the biscuit.
You will surely have some explaining to do. One scrumptious cookie might not be worth all the drilling questions that you will have to answer to.
So if you are not too sure, you simply say, ‘No thank you Ma’ to the biscuit tender even if drool is pooling in your mouth.
Naturally, I love being around people and would talk to total strangers. In a safe environment of course because there are so many crazies in this time and age.
Sometimes, I go people watching, where I will see a large crowd of human beings going about their lives.
I may say nothing, but just let the cacophony of their words wash over me.
A snippet overheard here and there could trigger a memory, an inspiration, a story or more.
Sometimes, I wish I could do a documentary of some of the fascinating humans that I have come across.
It’s been a while that I had a girls night out with friends, where we would dance, laugh and shout on top of our voices.
No one hears what they other is saying, but we leave for our homes and husbands, happy as larks.
When it comes to serious talk, I like a one-on-one, where I can listen quietly, read your nuances and get a clear meaning of what you are trying to transmit.
The ideal conversation depends on the occasion, what is being discussed and also the people involved.
I also happen to love being left alone by myself. I am never bored being all alone because I have perfect conversations with myself and the many voices in my head.
No! I am not crazy like that. I don’t know if I am normal, but that’s fine. I don’t care if the ship with the normal people left without me a long time ago.
© Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha
The Daily Post prompt Counting Voices.
A lively group discussion, an intimate tête-à-tête, an inner monologue — in your view, when it comes to a good conversation, what’s the ideal number of people?
On Thursday’s, I share a picture about ‘Echos of my Neighbourhood.
I would like to invite you to participate. The challenge is quite simple.
Every Thursday, share a photo of bits and pieces of wherever you are at any point in time. It could be houses, backgrounds of your neighbourhood, activities and so forth and you can tag it Echos of my Neighbourhood, add my link to your post so that I will get the ping from your post.
Every other Thursday, I will publish a post with the links of all those who participated the previous week.
This is just a fun way of getting to see more of the World around us through your eyes, since we cannot all be at those places, we can at least see them through you.
I love to explore my neighbourhood with glee.
Most times, while doing so, I feel like a kid unwrapping a present, keeping my eyes peeled.
It always bolsters my spirit, just watching people go about their daily lives with smiles or frowns, talking or not talking.
Last week’s Echoes brought in quite some fresh views:
Aloha from sunny Maui, I refuse to be jealous of Never A Dull Bling’s living it up 😉
Do you Yaw-Yan or don’t you Yaw – Yan? I learnt something new from Anghulinghugotero.
This bottom of the garden, from Writing in North Norfolk would feed my muse with inspiration to no ends.
Divine Body Expressions from Oba in her neck of the woods.
How luscious from Deb Was Here.
Would you throw it out, if it were you? I still haven’t found the answer to this echo from Mandibelle.
Contrasting beauties from Lady Lee Manila.
Nope! I won’t mind having this corner view as a boss lady. Kat Myrman’s World.
Little things trigger thoughts of home for Pancake Bunnykins
So, when can we get a peek at yours? 🙂
© Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha