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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Thursday, 13 August 2015
TRUST ME, WE ALL HAVE A SPARK OF MADNESS
Innocent is a young African writer, owner of https://youngandflawless.
wordpress.com/ and an economics undergraduate at the University of Nigeria Nsukka. Innocent writes about what he feels and recognizes. His works like To my seizure boy, Bro Chinua, Our Waka About Husband, Running but not hiding are his own ways of retelling the many stories of Africa. As versatile as he is creative, his flexibility in writing evidently shows in his mastery of poetry, prose and drama. He draws influences from Adichie, Beyonce, his aunt, mother and sisters of whom he calls "my women". Innocent hopes to be the next big thing in African global writing. Keep staying flawless you all.