A little bit about me - I dislike major conflict so much even video games (the type where the protagonist is being chased by something) set me on edge. So to say that I'm feeling unsettled by this nuclear standoff is an understatement. I'm working on combating my anxiety by getting lost in my work and the meditative intricacies of carving. Today I came across some images of 13th Century bronze work from the collection of the Oni (or Ooni) of Ife. When I was younger my dad always used to say we were descended from kings and queens. Since he also told me he had to fight a lion to become a man I pretty much thought he was telling tales. Seeing these familiar features in 800 year old royal figures that hold part of my last name from my ancestral home land fills me with an indescribable strength. To think of all the things that happened during the past several centuries that brought me face to face with this image helps me believe I can get through the now. .
Rey de reyes, tu reino es el cielo, tu gloria la esperanza, fe y caridad tu bonanza. Padre de todos los santos, padre de todo lo bueno, de todo lo blanco, dueño de todas las cabezas, tu emblema es la paz.
Dame siempre sabiduría para comprender lo que no pueda, dame la palabra justa para quien quiera escucharla, la paciencia y la resignación para poder sobrellevar dolor alguno, la tranquilidad de espíritu
cuando la ira quiera ser mi consejera y amiga.
Dame tu bendición para soportar con altitud lo que mi karma me hubiese deparado, porque solo yo lo forjé.
Nigeria Independence Day Celebration & Nigerians in Merton Achievements Award (NiMA Awards) 2017
If you're a Nigerian or married to a Nigerian or just love Nigerians please join in the 1st Nigeria Day Celebration in Merton.
Naija Fashion Show
Gifts for 6 best dressed
1. Cllr Marsie Skeete
The Mayor of Merton
2. Cllr Stephen Alambritis
3. Merton Councillors
4. Pastor Wale & Dupe Afolabi
Pastors RCCG, Living Water Parish
Sunday October 1, 2017
TM Sports Centre Bishopsford Road
Are you a:
- caterer - fashion designer - event planner - product producer - investment & service provider? Would you like to sponsor or get an exhibition stand? Then contact Amos - firstname.lastname@example.org