Thursday, February 6, 2014

What would you do with such Power?

"You possess such power, don't let it consume you."

I heard this last year from my grandmother. I was writing when she said this.

"What power?"
"The power of words NyaKendu, just that, you think you are writing a story, but you are creating a world, making people feel things, you are fueling emotions, and that is power. Imagine what God saw when he said 'let there be', imagine just how much history shapes us, like the stories they tell you of our heroes, have you ever wondered what it would be like if you were taught about the days and nights when the wives of freedom fighters had to endure without them, would history be as glorious then? You have such power, but be careful how you use it, when you write, breathe life into your characters, let it not be just a story but a revolution, then maybe one day, you could read it to me."