After a life well lived, melancholy and nostalgia are permissible. À la grandparents recalling childhoods in the post war era, or during the cataclysmic struggle for independence. But when one so young, whose days stretch out innumerably before them, retreats to an existence in the realm of memory it is worrying. Their bodies so full of vigour, their destines barely explored they should be demanding to see the world, experience it and partake in all the good of the land. Fellow introverts, INFPs, melancholics, pessimists, fatalists, tired and depressed youth. Let us live life here and now in the today! Ours is an unfinished story, purpose to put unexpected twists and turns, not to ruminate over the prior chapters and acts as if our courses have already been set in stone. #olubayi_writes #writersposts #writersofinstagram #catharsis #captiontale #selfimprovement #melancholy #melancholic #infp #mbti #moodypoetry #poetry #poetrypoetryoftheworld #nostalgia #longing #mentality #memory #Si #introvert #introvertedsensing
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In olden times when the earth's yields would dwindle, farmers would let the field lie empty and not plant for a while. By the time they got back to it in a few seasons, it's nutrients would have naturally replenished themselves. The same can't be further from the truth when it comes to our minds. They are complex, highly skilled and powerful centers of learning, storage and information processing. Unfortunately, they are like blades which rapidly loose their cutting edge if not frequently sharpened. When was the last time you meditated and processed those thoughts you've been ignoring, the last time you fed your mind useful knowledge or tasked yourself with some creative pursuits or solved a problem in a novel way? In his masterpiece, 'The Prophet' Khalil Gibran tells us how they could imprison the poet's body but not his mind. In the modern day they've imprisoned our minds leaving our bodies to uselessly roam about without any purpose. Do take care and have a mindful week! #olubayi_writes #writersposts #khalilgibran #rant #mindfulness #catharsis #captiontale #poetsofinstagram #poetrypoetryoftheworld #kenyanpoetry #writersofinstagram #selfimprovement
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In old Arab poetry I once read, "If you sleep indoors, your dreams are only as high as the ceiling. But if you sleep out in the desert. They are higher that the stars twinkling in the night skies" #olubayiphotography #poetry #captiontale #canonrebelxs #naturallight #portraitphotography #moodygram #facesofafrica #vscokenya #kenyanphotographer #photographyke #ports #portraits #nairobae #portaitvision
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As humans we come to define ourselves based on different things, maybe a cool job, an interesting hobby, a loving relationship or a cause we feel deeply about. But what are we once the image and persona we've built is peeled off? Do we have desirable qualities, are we in charge of our lives? Or have we been hiding behind a mask? Just like the UK is currently going through a crisis, we too go through tumultuous times when we are forced to reinvent ourselves. The process is painful but necessary, a country that once ruled a third of the world is now shockingly turning inwards and keeping to itself. One day you too will have to overhaul your persona, in what ways will you do so? #olubayi_writes #captiontale #catharsis #writersposts #selfimprovement #reflection #motivation #psychology #infp #infppersonality #mbti #poetry
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It's a new year (or not so new now, I've been gone a while!) The festivities have long since fizzled out and so has the long hangover that is January. What's the tone and mood you'd like to set for your life? Same old, same old and then wondering why nothing's improving? Or are you radically changing things up? To change one must battle with the inertia keeping them from evolving. They must get out of comfort zones, eliminate hindrances from success and be ready to fail, sometimes spectacularly. If you sit back and let excuses lull you into inaction then you have chosen your failure! #olubayi_writes #motivation #selfimprovement #mindset #success #mambamentality #mentality #poetsofinstagram #poe#poetryryoftheworld #poetrycosmos #poetry #captiontale #catharsis #kenyanpoetry
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I was always perceived as kinda 'weird' and 'silent' and mildly 'unpopular'. As a man the very things that alienated me give me the greatest strength. The ability to sit alone for extended periods, the fact that I don't need constant validation from peers to thrive, the power to retreat into my mind and get creative. Suddenly these traits are now in vogue! Just like a rivers waters, the rough times will ebb and flow away. Make sure you've got enough fight in you to tough it out! #olubayiphotography #water #river #igersnature #igerskenya #naturefolk #outdoorsy #motivation #olubayiwrites #vscokenya #naturephotography #riverbed #exploring #hiking #canonphotography #captiontale #introvert #inf#infppersonality #infpproblems #infp #selfhelp #moodygram #photographyke
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