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Thursday, 13 August 2015


               The exotic Lupita Nyog'o, one of the few Africans that have walked on the stage of the Samuel Goldwyn Theater to collect an Oscar award, said something and I quote: "We all have a spark of madness." We might assume that the Kenyan actress was in one of those 'moments', having just received an Oscar for the best actress in a supporting role, but she was not. She meant every word of it. That got me thinking, what really is the little spark of madness we all have? Was she implying that we are all insane.
 Now let us  take a cue from the world of science. We all belong to a set of rational beings called homo sapiens, to that effect, we can see ourselves as thinking men. We are confined, as always, to this straight, rational and realistic way of thoughts and actions. Our little spark of madness comes when we start thinking way outside the box, when we deviate from the normal. This in turn accentuates our uniqueness, highlights our individuality, makes us stand out and picks us out of the band wagon of Everybody does it.
After all this, what then is my spark of  madness. I decided that if a little spark of madness could fetch Lupita an Oscar, I would need fifty shades more. Is it my writing? My speech? What is my spark of madness? I soon got tired and bored of finding it.
            Then this morning, as I woke up flawless, I had some revealed knowledge of my little spark of madness. It was staring me in the face and I could not even notice it. I was the spark of madness, my whole self and my personality. My constant for individuality or doing things differently from what everybody does. Trust me it made people feel exasperated and might earn me a Highly opinionated Person. Truly we all have a spark of madness, what is yours? Delve and dig deep into yourself and find it. That is what keeps you going. If I can find mine you can, O Yes you can.

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