Blog Feature: 20th May || THE GLORIOUS DAYS by Sylvia Waindim
Its 20th May. National day. For some obvious reasons so people don’t want to celebrate today because they don’t feel they are included in it but for old times sake,for good times sake and for third term’s sake lets look back at the memories that turn older today.
Squint your eyes and look up. You may just see yourself a couple of decades ago in a shirt with the most elaborate spider web lines ironed behind. Or a little straight gown. Lets not even talk about the white socks. One of the best parts was the money. It felt like a cheque that came with a silent “spoil yourself”. So there you are in the field in blue,green or which ever Colour was the theme of your primary school days,feeling ecstatic,surrounded by choices of what to “spend” on. Ice cream,candy, chewing gum,biscuits,sugarcane,play games of chance to win Fanta or double your money or pay for a bicycle ride. How can we forget our very own almighty Alaska- Coloured ice our systems could not do without. For a moment your 4 hours in the field felt like childhood heaven. Most of what you see is more kids like happy n happily spending in their little crews with so much care to make the most of the money they have and the sweet things they buy.Who could imagine what 20th May meant? Few were lucky to even define a nation then. What was important to remember was the way back home obviously dirty looking but in one piece then mama and daddy can give you the national day version of “this child why are you like this?”. Good old times. Some of the things that fled away with the flock of time.
You can look down now,and look around. Before we all grew up into the politics of the matter I think we can agree those were good old days and those were great times.
What was your experience? Share with the team. Lets reminisce together.
By Sylvia Waindim