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Indecent Proposals; offers that you would rather not get from certain people. Ideas that make you uncomfortable, challenge your morals and make you question human nature.
Bold proposals that make you blush and then let that second question come to your mind: Where is the harm? The answer(s) tothat question is what separates the risk takers from the proper ‘goody two shoes’. So, is Gaby a risk taking free spirit or is she a proper girl who will stick to human expectations and the moral standards that are requirement at St. Hilary University…..
‘What’s a beautiful girl like you doing in the ugliest part of Nairobi?’
‘And you?’ She sniggered. ‘What are you doing in the ugliest part of Nairobi?’
He lied that he lived somewhere around the block and had stopped off on his way home from campus—by sheer chance.
From that simple but calculated surprise, his spontaneous visits to the bar to see her graduated into statistical proportion. He even took to inventing workshops, and seminars in mitigating the new absences to his wife.
It went much further, for when you allow a leper to shake your hands beyond the elbow, they’ll be dying for an embrace. He talked about his boring marital sex life, sleeping in the same conjugal bed, and rousing at wee hours to his wife’s foul breath. If he had his democratic vote, he’d have chosen a bed for himself. The matrimonial bed is still the metaphor of the selfless nuptial union, and metaphors, for a prince to a pauper, are sacrosanct.
‘Every time I lie down next to my wife in that bed, I think about you.’ Said he on one occasion. ‘I fancy and fantasize about you lying down on my chest, and that makes me feel ashamed of myself.’
‘Is that the reason you want to sleep in a separate bed?’
‘You read my mind so easily. Yes, as far as East-is-to-West possible, for even to make love to you in my wet dreams gnaws my scruples to go on sleeping in the same bed as my wife.’
Aside from the Creekside story,this week we have a review of the TEDx event, held in Nairobi. Chiira Maina gives us a very good report on what happened there. If you don’t feel like you were actually there after reading this, you most probably will wish you were there. A win-win situation (so to speak).
On Poetic License, this week is Poetic Wednesday: Proposal 2; We have poetry by Alfred Ochieng’, Dennis Kebu and Ikweri Anariko.Don’t hesitate to read and vote. These are three very profound poems.
Then there is the book review by Gideon Chumo. He gives us a very good preview of Lysistrata, a play by Greek Playwright Aristrophanes. A comedy that addresses some very weighty issues….issues that are very close to a woman’s heart and extremely close to a man’s mind. Indeed!
Finally, Marvin Tumbo is back this week and this time he has a bone to pick and break with the Kenya Tourism Board and it’s embarrassing effort at embracing social media. They made an equally absurd effort to defend their laxity with their presentation at the E-Tourism East Africa Conference. Read and get astonished….Kenya Tourism Board Slaughtered at E-Tourism East Africa Conference
Have a lovely weekend!
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