Wednesday, May 18, 2005

The Touch

Touch somebody, mhm,mhm, not so playfully...
but for all those times U needed them to steady up your courage,
and for all those moments that life's a challenge
that shook up their faith & confidence
and they came running to you for solace.

"Nishike, Tushikamane" -Swahili Saying
"All that you Touch, you Change. All that you Change, Changes You" -Octavia E. Butler


Blogger Farmgal said...

Thats sweet, sometimes thats all we need, a touch! It does makes the difference.

Is that one of your TLC'd photos?

Umepotelea wapi lakini?

5/18/2005 2:38 PM  
Blogger akiey said...

Farmgal, Agree with you on that one. Many folks take the human touch for granted not knowing the wonders it does:)
Yes, it's one of them TLC's I apply to pics in the wee hours of the night:)).
Niko poa kama kigongo:)) Been keeping busy with late night projects plus spending lots of time outdoors taking in the good weather:)

5/18/2005 3:15 PM  
Blogger Farmgal said...

Akiey story for making your blog a chat room lakini what good weather? are we in the same Uk?
Good to have you back. I think I'll give you work to TLC a picture for me as a gift.

5/18/2005 3:38 PM  
Blogger akiey said...

Farmgal, usijali. The KBW policy makes it "ok to blog on another member's blog":)) Am actually in the US in a state that at times has all 4 seasons in a single day.

Email me the pics to be TLC'd to that email add I hid in one of ur old posts:)

5/18/2005 3:46 PM  
Blogger Deno said...

My man AK...

Yoou need to see the movie Crash thats out in theatres..amazing flick whose maing theme hinges on your post today.

Liked it so much im going to see it again and the post a kam review on Virtual look out for that too.

mucho gracious for the pics as well! i will hit u back with a reply soon..

5/19/2005 7:02 AM  
Blogger nick said...

am not a touchy touchy kinda guy but ur poem kinda inspires me to reach out and seek comfort or give comfort.

5/19/2005 10:15 AM  
Blogger akiey said...

@Deno, Thanks for the pointer on the themes on "Crush" relating to this post. Will try & watch the movie this weekend. The cast & the story looks great am sure it won't disappoint.
Must have left quite an impression on you, blog about it, am looking forward to read it:)

@Nick, Go ahead touch that someone...whoever they are & I bet you'll get comfort in giving it:)

5/19/2005 1:47 PM  
Blogger Irena said...

Akiey: The human touch has the amazing ability to communicate. It speaks of encouragement, hope, joy, sympathy, comfort-even the depths of love. A simple touch of love says it all. and the Touch you hold in your hands is especially designed to communicate heart to heart.
Author: Unknown

5/19/2005 2:32 PM  
Anonymous D. Orville said...

I like the message and the photo too which makes me wanna touch or be touched. How many people's holding hands in the photo. More than two maybe?

5/19/2005 2:46 PM  
Blogger akiey said...

@Deno, I got to watch "Crash" last night & I was blown away by the film. It's a must-see & "powerful" isn't strong enough a word to describe what the movie deals with.
-Makes you want to say a prayer every day you leave the house, and you're right you leave the theater knowing you can never take the human touch for granted. Thanks.

@Wanjiru, Thanks for sharing this deep message. I bet Deno would agree that what you wrote reflects the many themes in 'Crash'. Plz go watch it.

@ Diane Orville, always glad to see you here:) You can e-touch me, won't complain much:)) There's 4 hands in the pic so take a guess & tell me what you think,lol!

5/20/2005 1:35 PM  
Anonymous D.Orville said...

"You've been touched" akiey,lmao!
I guess there's 3 people's hands in the photo. I hope that's right.

5/25/2005 1:11 PM  
Anonymous mshairi said...

The photo reminds me of the song that goes something like this # reach out and touch somebody's hand, make this world a better place to live #.

I like your little poem:)

5/25/2005 1:34 PM  
Blogger akiey said...

@ D.Orville, nice try my friend, you're very close. The answer is either one up or one down from your guess. You must hate me for playing with your mind but you asked the question right? lol!

5/26/2005 7:43 PM  
Blogger akiey said...

@ Mshairi,nice to have you back on the blogsphere:) Now that you mention it, is that the Diana Ross song by Ashford & Simpson(most mentioned couple in Hiphop after Ike & Turner, and Bobby & Whitney)?

-If so then I grew up listening to it coz my parents were big fans & as much as the title of pic came naturally, the song may have inspired it without me knowing it.
Thanks for the compliment. Very encouraging coming from a poetry diva like you:)

5/26/2005 7:59 PM  
Blogger kipepeo said...

if everyone touched a heart in a good way, we'd all be so much better...thanks for the wake up call...

5/31/2005 3:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is not terribly relevant, but I love Octavia Butler's books.

5/31/2005 5:27 PM  
Blogger akiey said...

@Kipepeo, You're welcome & am glad you can relate with the post.

@Anonymous, your comment couldn't be any less relevant:) Octavia's writing is one of a kind for sure.

6/01/2005 1:08 PM  
Blogger Poi said...

a touch makes all the difference, en the pic dude its complementing the post really good and driving the point all the way home.

6/03/2005 6:46 PM  
Blogger akiey said...

Thanks a lot Cilia & like hinted before it's not a sign of weakness to reach out & touch someone.
The pic, I cropped it from the original about a moonth b4 this post & it somehow just fit in right with the post. Asante:)

6/05/2005 6:47 PM  

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