I was recently skimming through an online edition of one of the national newspapers. As we may all appreciate, the news in Kenya, for quite a while now has been full of politics, stories of doom and gloom whose editing too many a time leaves a lot to be desired. There are also lots of sensational stories, mostly relating to sex, relationships and marriage to catch the eye of the reader without any particular interest or direction. I usually gloss over most stories and on a Sunday morning, I look for a news article with some positivity to it, an encouraging story of triumph despite obstacles or an innovative idea seeing light, with a chance to excel.
When Love No Longer Holds.
Everyone has a price, but love is not a game of dice. You gave them your true love prize, but in return they stabbed you with heartbreak surprise. We all remember that irresistible person we once met and felt a sparkle, believing they are the one and saw a match made in heaven.
That one person who made you forget your problems, your worries, even almost forgetting your family. That one person who made you feel you could trade them for nothing, for you believed they completed your world. That one person who made you end up digging your way into trouble and creating your own prison.
Are you clever enough to know when you’ve lost? When the love you thought you shared is no longer mutual, and the uphill battle to rekindle it has become a mountain to climb? Are you clever enough to know when a relationship has reached a point of no return and persistence will only lead to more hurt, awkwardness and pain?
I’m going to talk to the banks. And I’m going to be frank. Because it doesn’t make economic sense to have a growing deficit of housing units, currently standing at over 200,000 and increasing every year, have stagnating high house prices because of low intake, have only about 20,000 mortgage accounts and still maintain high interest rates. There’s no tingle to own a home yet.
I love bringing roses to a woman when she least expects it. ~ Esai Morales
It’s exactly what you had hoped it would be. Thrilled, overjoyed, undeniable. Chocolate. Check. Bottle of wine. Check. Card. Check. A romantic weekend in the wild. Check. Gift. Check. Dinner. Double check. A good day to proclaim love, a good time to pledge eternal allegiance to your heartthrob. Arrow O’ Luv has struck someone’s heart.
He finished it the only way he could. A love note with the proposal at the end of it, tucked into the book she was reading. An ace, straight down the middle, he figured. A stake as the arrow flies into cupid’s heart.
He did not lose it because he fumbled, or that his plan wasn’t ingenious. He did not lose it because it was all an accident, a fluke, the whole lot of it. He was gutted because she wasn’t ready. Her words. She said ‘No’. Even the hundred billion brain cells in his head agreed with him. It made no sense. How now?
You’re probably wondering if Project 44 is going to advice you on how to get your groove on…and yes, we’ll attempt to do that, but not in the kamasutra sense!
Let’s face it, by the time you hit 30 and you are still single, most Eves and some Adams have war stories to tell! They say that all is fair in love and war, hence the search goes on but the ‘battlefield’ is far from level.