A dreamer

Just when I was about to think that I was slowly but surely turning into a dreamer like Joseph, I woke up to the sad fact that instead of dreaming about Jacob’s ladder, I was dreaming that I’d turned into Kīhaico’s ladder and the cows were climbing up and down my back 😂. Seriously who even dreams anymore? Kīhaico was a farmhand whom I only got to hear of his exploits from my siblings. Once upon a time, Kīhaico saw a greeny and succulent kahūrūra vine, you know those wild ones that cows love to munch on. Since it was up there and cows are grazers and not browsers, Kīhaico conjured an idea to make the cows enjoy the greeny goodness. He constructed a ladder for them to ascend and have their seven course meal from up there like in the days of Babel. Which reminds me of that beautiful choir song, ‘siku za Babeli kulikuwa, watu wengi duniani, ndipo wakaanza kujenga Babeli, njia ya kwenda mbinguni. Walitarajia kweli kuenda mbinguni, Ili wakamwone Mungu wao, ndipo wakaanza kujenga Babeli, njia ya kwenda mbinguni.’
Now the only problem was that the cows could not be able to use the ladder despite Kīhaico’s overzealous and relentless bid to coax them into doing just that.
Tafakari hayo. Meanwhile if I can’t dream in peace, lemmi sleep in peace. Just maybe you could play me Percy Sledge’s, ‘Ave Maria.’ And again don’t forget Lucky Dube’s, ‘be good to the people on your way up the ladder coz you’ll meet them on your way down.’

Published by Nyar Kaheti

Born and raised on the picturesque slopes of Mt Kenya, Nyar Kaheti is your girl next door vibe kind of girl. She enjoys reading, writing, hiking, and listening to country music among other things.

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