Wednesday, 30 November 2011
What is on your mind?
When i was much younger, i would sit with dad and mum in the sitting room. I would watch telly while they both did one thing or the other. Sometimes, mum will just lapse into some kind of silence and dad will ask her 'what's on your mind'? She will laugh and reply 'you really want to know'? That used to make me wonder? what could possibly be on her mind other than what she was doing? (thats what i used to think back then. what a naive little child i was)
As i grew older, i began to realize the awesomeness of the human mind. The way one can be doing one thing and thinking of like, 10 other things in the space of 1minute. How the mind can start from one little thing and move to very big (and dangerous things). Let me give an instance, one could start out thinking of what to have for lunch, it moves on to what was had for lunch yesterday, then to the girl that you met at the canteen when you went for lunch yesterday, then to the lovely shoes she was wearing which u remember thinking must have been gotten in the UK, then to that cousin in the UK who would have been able to buy you stuff if not for the fact that he has been caught and jailed for drug traffiking, then to the war on drugs and drug trafikking, then to the way naigirian drug trafikkers and been treated in malaysia, then to ....................................
All these in less than 1 minute ooo! Before you probably go back to what you want to eat for lunch.
On my way to work this morning, i stopped at a traffic light. as i waited for the light, a guy walked past me. He was wearing this kind of trousers called 'fear the ground' (you know the kind abi? Those ones that are 2inchies short of where they ought to be) I almost burst out laughing in my seat. I started thinking - He is probably a muslim (cos i heard he staunch male muslims sew their trousers that way), then my thoughts strayed to people that kill in the name of islam, then to The Boko H kindred, then to Uncle Jay in Aso Rock, then to what it will be like to rule nigeria, then to which of my friends looks like a potential politician that might make it to a government house or higher, then to which contracts i would be able to execute. Thinking of contracts, i thought of the benin ore road.............................
Horns of drivers behind me shook me out of my mind marathon race!
So from an innocent guy's 'fear-the-ground' trousers, i had gone to aso rock and executed some contracts while never leaving my car.
The power of the mind.
Tell us your crazy mind marathons.
What is on your mind?