Walking The Green Mile

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‘The Green Mile’ is a 1996 serial novel written by the prolific writer Stephen King. I watched the movie a few days ago and the finality of the film astounded me. The film also expounded on living, healing, empathy, racism, supernatural, love, and friendship,

Someone once wrote that we’re all on death row, it’s a price we have to pay for being alive. The important thing is, have we lived at all?

Now today, I would like to write about living your life to the fullest. Which brought me to this song ‘Forever Young.’ I loved it when it came out, the only song by ‘Jay-Z’ that I understood, although I must confess I don’t know the lyrics to most of the rapping but it’s a song that filled me with nostalgic memories.

Growing up in the idyllic town of Ilorin in Africa, life was simple and filled with lots of laughter. There was this carefree attitude to things, I believed I would be forever young. I was a bookworm, if I wasn’t singing in the church choir, you’ll find me in choreography practice. I loved my growing-up years.

Now twenty-five years later, things I took for granted then are so important now. The fierce sun blazing relentlessly on my pale skin, the cold December month squeezing the blood out of my lips, running away from my mum after plundering the pantry, checking my dad’s room for loose coins, chasing after my cantankerous brothers, watching horror films with my favourite brother and, daydreaming about the future!

What did I miss? Oh yes, my first kiss! Oh, my! That was something else, and I won’t be getting into that now. I am discovering new memories; I am telling new stories with my family, friends, and people I associate with.

The thing with life and living is, every moment is significant, and we need to cherish it. As we walk down the green miles of our lives, let’s leave a jolly legacy.

I intend to do just that.

I believe everyone would have a wonderful Bank holiday, at least here in the UK. If you’re my friend and reading this from other parts of the world, have a blast this weekend! 🙂

Much love, always!

 

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7 comments on “Walking The Green Mile

  1. danniehill says:

    Wonderful post, dear. Have a great weekend!

  2. A light-hearted post aptly suited for the end of the working week. I’ve watched the ‘Green Mile’ before, it was a deep, unsettling film about death row and injustice. But it was hilarious too, I think I’ll watch it again this Bank holiday weekend.
    I am happy to see you writing again, we’ve missed you at AG. I will leave a jolly legacy of having a great, long weekend!

    Cheers,
    Christie Nelson

    • Seyi Sandra says:

      You brought a smile to my face whilst reading your comment. I hope you’ll enjoy watching the film again, I might do the same. I’m glad you planned to have a great weekend, I hope things work out as planned.
      I’ll see you guys soon. Much love to everyone at AG.
      Blessings. 🙂 🙂

  3. David Dillon says:

    Living on purpose, with purpose is the best! A very well written post.

  4. Ste J says:

    Totally agree. Sometimes life becomes routine and we stop and take it for granted but it is important to appreciate before something comes to change those times. Even some of the less than fun times seems happier when viewed from the present.

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