An excerpt from page 269 of Silent Symphonies
One Tuesday evening during a deep meditating yoga session, Leila realised two things. Firstly, she has not had a conversation with God in over two years. Secondly, she no longer had cravings for chicken soup followed by brandy. Dahlia had turned four and it was time for real school. That evening, Leila gave Radisson blu a miss and went to church. She sat there with a hymn book. Choir practice was on but she paid them no mind; instead she heard her favourite hymns in her head as she read the words. She listened to ‘All things bright and beautiful’, ‘How great thou art’, ‘This is the day the Lord has made’ and ‘You are worthy’. When her soul failed to connect deeply enough with these hymns, Leila wept. She dried her tears and sighed. The metaphoric winds blew and Leila knew it was time to go home. She spoke to Gaurav, Asif and Mark and was convinced it was the right thing to do. Just like that, Leila, Dahlia, the nanny, Gucci (the parrot), and an obese Horatio (the one eyed cat) packed up their belongings and returned to London. Her brother met her at the airport and indulged her in a hug that lasted a couple of minutes. The hug told so many stories that evoked a variety of emotions in Leila. In his arms, she wept refreshed tears.
‘Do I fly or fall?’ She asked out loud. Her brothers expression was vacant. ‘Never mind, please find me a Grande soya americano’. He nodded. ‘that I recognise. I’m on it.’ He replied, tangling himself free. ‘What the fuck did you feed that cat, Leila? If I didn’t know any better, I would say he ate Gucci!’ He exclaimed as he flicked through photos of Zurich. Leila giggled. ‘Ask Dahlia and the nanny!’ ‘I would like to be a fly on the wall when you hand Horatio back to Paul Edwards!’ When Leila smiled, she knew it was because for the first time in two years, she had picked up her laptop and written a few articles and some diary entries…straight from the heart! Maybe she would get her life back. A new era!
Sally Chiwuzie here, sunglasses on. Dream chasing and legacy building are on track. Continuous improvement reminds me that peace comes from within…
Be unshakable. Be in truth with yourself. Love yourself.
Lots of love,
Unshakable Sally xxx