coldturkey

At times writing is effortless. Other times nightmarish. But it's always therapeutic.

Nairobi night at Christmas

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A few years ago, I had found Christmas themed flickering lights decorations on the walls of shopping malls, very captivating. Just the on and off of long chains of tiny bulbs in the dark. One Sunday this December I got time to go round a few of these places in Nairobi and capture those lights at work.

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While the ambiance of holidays still reigns, these I share with my readers, and especially these ones with whom we’ve “met” more than once on this slightly more than an year old free-spirited blog where I write anything. This is like a beach compared to my older blog which, for its singular raison d’Γͺtre is like a classroom.

yellasoul; I find her writing style to be her own creation. It’s very free. Conventions don’t tie her and the expressions flow as she sees and feels them. Total liberty right there. You can aptly talk of making language your slave.

sketchyart; Graphic designer par excellence. Having worked with designers I know the power that lurks around imagery. His design capturing the environment plight of the BP oil leak and his twitter bird, tells you he is a master.

Wanjiru; The brook for spiritual nourishment. As one man told me, if you are spiritually sorted out, you are wholly sorted out. I bookmarked this blog last year. A super consistent blog of someone serious on God’s path. Gem of it.

Almasi; The blogging Doc. Right from Harvard Medical School. All release you need from stress to health to financial matters all founded on a Christian’s way of life. Reminds me of Paul in the Bible; an intellectual with spritual comprehension of the deity and total dependence on it.

Joliea; Very active. I hope she will still have some posts in Kiswahili. I found that noble. Commenting in Kiswahili to her posts felt very fresh. She likes outdoors as right from my first photo post to the latest she’s always left a kind word.

bikozulu; He must be the king of blogs in Kenya. He has a concoction of words, humour and the-not-rigid look at life. I once sat and read all his posts! Learning he has read JD Salinger was a compliment. Even if he denies it, he and JD do share a thing if not two..

Kenyansista; Sober is the description of her blogs. If there is a magazine for women that will be launched in 2011, it will be by this lady. Her active online Ladies room has interviews on love, marriage, and from people all over the world. Sober.

Nyambura; I think this is someone who crazily loves books, reading and heaping and asking for more then carefully choosing choice films and in the works building up a stack of those rare 3 syllable unique words, that talk of the vastly informed.

Shee; Among those who commented on the first posts and and so a friend of this blog. Sometimes she will say it in poetry or anecdotes as I’ve read a couple on her blog. She will take time to post but eventually what appears reads a result of careful observation.

Bintiafrica; Articles of brilliance. They’d fit well among those of writers who write for a target readership, weaving and knitting words like they spin yarn. Constantly quoting classic and classical works, respect is what you can’t deny the blog.

Kwj: seemingly calm. Not more than two short sentences and direct to the point. Saying it with just a few selected words. I couldn’t find the blog though but I know this person!

To these and to many other readers I couldn’t nudge, I hope like Dr. Primrose in The Vicar of Wakefield, we will be happier in this other year;

There was, in fact, nothing that could make us angry with the world or each other. We had an elegant house… . The year was spent in moral or rural amusements, in visiting our rich neighbors, and relieving such as were poor. We had no revolutions to fear, nor fatigues to undergo; all our adventures were by the fireside…

Thus we lived several years in a state of much happiness, not but that we sometimes had those little rubs which Providence sends to enhance the value of its favors. My orchard was often robbed by schoolboys, and my wife’s custards plundered by the cats or the children. But we soon got over the uneasiness caused by such accidents, and usually in three or four days began to wonder how they vexed us.

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Written by coldturkey

December 20, 2010 at 2:32 PM

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  1. hey…thanks for the shout out πŸ™‚

    …and the lights display.yay!..as you do know,i could be the only fully grown ass woman who loves seeing lights at shopping malls…and i am not ashamed…look out for me at a glowing shopping mmall near you…lol. merry xmas & happy holidays! πŸ˜‰

    yellasoul

    December 22, 2010 at 11:51 AM

  2. Thanks gal, I’m honored & deeply humbled *bow*

    I enjoy dropping by here too…there’s something soothing about it…and those x-mas lights are magical especially at night; makes you feel like everything’s alright with the world. Happy holidays

    Nyambura

    December 23, 2010 at 8:54 AM

  3. Thanks for the compliments.

    I lovenjoy (like lovingkindness from the Bible) reading your various writing styles and kindalike your new look because before it felt kindalike I was straining the dark for precious morsels of excellent writing but now that you have let the light of white into your blog, I just repose and let your prose propose the post’s motion.

    Looking forward to more mental morsels to savor and save.

    Miriam

    December 26, 2010 at 6:35 PM

  4. Great to be introduced to other blogs through this post. My reader just became more interesting! πŸ™‚

    kbaab

    December 27, 2010 at 2:11 PM

  5. @yellasoul, karibu. must be this one right here.
    @Nyambura, you’re welcome. Hm…you just inspired a post.
    @Almasi, you just repose… Poetry in prose.
    @kbaab, cool stuff. have fun reading.

    coldturkey

    December 29, 2010 at 10:57 PM

  6. Such lovely pics.. no wonder I come back all the time!

    Thanks for the mention πŸ˜‰

    Joliea

    January 3, 2011 at 10:59 AM

  7. πŸ˜‰ You got a way with words..ave read every post here…thanks!

    Wanjiru

    January 4, 2011 at 1:01 PM

  8. Thank you very much, honored greatly. And yes, J.D Salinger rocked.

    bikozulu

    January 8, 2011 at 3:18 PM

  9. Cheers @Joliea.
    @Wanjiru – Thank you. Palm on heart. πŸ™‚
    @Bikozulu – Anyday man. You’re welcome.

    Cold Turkey

    January 15, 2011 at 2:02 PM


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