A small boy came to my hostel to sell some vegetables and as he walked round, he announced his goods, “ugu, green scent leaf, water leaf, curry leaf”. He almost sang it like a song. My roommate wanted to buy some curry leaves for her stew and so, stopped the boy. After the boy had set his big tray on the floor and was done unwinding the big plastic bag that held the vegetables from falling off the tray, he began searching for the curry leaves.
He picked the curry leaves first and put it back on the tray. He kept on struggling with the vegetables, trying to find the curry leaves, until I told him that the very first bundle he brought up was ‘the curry leaf’ he was looking for. Once again, he searched through the veggies but this time, with my roommate and they found it.I smiled. He obviously didn’t even know which was which, but he was sure that he was told to chant,” ugu, green scent leaf, water leaf, curry leaf” while going round hostels.
That event got me thinking about a lot of us today, especially youths. Often times, we follow the status quo without even thinking “why is it this way”. We also hear a lot of things which we get all muddled up in our minds so that we finally get to the point where we don’t even know “what is what” anymore. We complain about the government of the day, the society we live in, our not-so-good backgrounds, our parents, aunts, uncles, sibling, etc but not ourselves. Never ourselves.
The truth however, is that there’s a purpose, cooking in that dark background of yours. A purpose of evolution, of change, and of dream actualization and believe me, you have all of that curry leaves to add to the pot, if only you knew which was which. Yes, you can lighten up your world, you can spice up your life and make dreams a reality. Yes, you can.
So, get to work, sort out those curry leaves and keep them separate. Do same to other potentials inside of you(you’d need them sometime), and start adding to the cooking pot. Uh-huh, gently.
See? I can already smell something nice coming up. Good job!👍 😉
🌿Happy spicing up your world😘😘