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Always & Never

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Always. Never.

What do these words mean?

Simple enough words - Two syllables, direct spelling to pronunciation, timeless in their application in our daily lives.

But what do they really mean?

For instance, two best friends, before parting ways to go to university, exchange a very teary farewell - they exchange gifts, exchange cards, each pledging to be best friends for always...forever... and that they always call and never forget to visit each other when they go back to their hometowns.

Of course this scenario is a girls only scenario. For guys the scene would be a quick hug, a few pats on the back, and a salute as the bus drives away... Less words, less outward displays of emotion, but nevertheless a quiet ache in the chest and a steely determination to always be friends, and never forget the bond brotherhood that had been forged.

Or even former lovers, as they forever part ways... The parting speech before they embrace for the last time, where each vows that they woul…

The Forbidden Kingdom No More

Yesterday is a day that would forever go down the sands of time as...

"The Day I Fed Two Hundred Ravenous Mouths with Bottomless Pits"
Oh the horror!... The Pain!... The Suffering!!!
Like a swarm of locusts they came, wave upon wave upon wave... Like a farmer protecting his crop I could only look on and stare, as they darkened the sky, before zeroing in for the kill... Tears streamed down my eyes as I watched them strip every last grain of maize and corn that I had planted at the begininning of the year...
My knees thudded to the ground, as I numbly watched the carnage around me, my tired brain barely registering what my eyes perceived.
"So this is what it feels like"... I thought in my brain...
"This thing called Open House"
. .. ...
Buuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuut I'm just being dramatic here ;)
Yesterday was actually a day that I'm going to remember for a long time, simply because it was graced with the presence of those eager young minds I help shape on a daily …