What If?

14th August 2018
This is just a brief post on a rhetorical quotes sayings to cause us to THINK – What if?
Most of my posts causes people to think but this one is different.
It’s a rhetorical question sort of post. But you can choose to provide answers anyways.
So, I’m currently in the office where I run a 9-5 job, I’m creating graphic designs and marketing content for the company, listening to Travis Greene bless and empower my spirit woman with his gospel melodies and then a thought struck me like lightening. I had to pause my roving mind to ask myself;
Glory, what if you were deaf? Would you be able to listen and appreciate the gifted voice of Travis Green?
What if the only way you can hear is by reading lips?
What if you can’t see? Would you be able to see the smile lighting up your face as you appreciate the lyrics of his songs?
You see, I couldn’t answer my questions and I still can’t. I’m overwhelmed with so much gratitude for completeness. For instance, I have someone really close to me who’s deaf and dumb and growing up in the same family, sharing the same blood running through our veins, sharing the same surname and sharing the same parents and siblings.
I found it difficult to understand why my sister couldn’t hear the things I heard or appreciate the noisy environment we grew up in. I found it difficult to understand why she could only sign to me in queen’s English and not pidgin as we enjoy using for communication among ourselves as kids.
Even when I finally learnt sign language so I could communicate with her freely, attend her Jehovah’s witness meetings with her just so I could understand the peculiarities of her world.
I still found it sometimes frustrating that she couldn’t give the level of enthusiasm and excitement I would give to an experience or situation and when she got really mad at me or any of my siblings, I got angry and felt she had no right to get too pissed but she could be pissed just a little bit.
Ah! Those years, my naive little mind lacked understanding and even though we were best of friends, I still didn’t understand why she was deaf and we weren’t. I’m not deaf and dumb now.
I don’t pray to be but today, for the first time, I’m picturing myself in that situation having that sort of struggle, that sort of life and that sort of foreverness to deal with and I just keep asking myself;
Glory, what if?
My sister is married with kids, she’s alive and well. Yes! She has a life of her own and I’m thankful for that.
I just want us to take this few minutes to ask ourselves these questions, ponder on them and use well what we’ve been given freely.
These are all rhetorical quotes sayings from me, which i have pondered about.

What If?

  • we couldn’t speak
  • we couldn’t hear
  • we couldn’t feel
  • we couldn’t breathe
  • we couldn’t walk
  • we couldn’t touch
  • we couldn’t see
  • we couldn’t eat or drink
  • we weren’t male or female
  • we were animals
  • we were plants
  • we were objects
  • we didn’t exist at all
  • we had no love
  • we had no family
  • we had no friends
  • we had no kids
  • we had no hope
  • we have no future
  • we had nothing at all?

What If?

Hence, use rightly what you’ve been given freely

(Sorry, it turned out to be a bit lengthy. I write too much)

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Glory Elijah

I am a wordsmith, a story teller (I love to gist with my pen/keyboard) a mind traveler who's traveled around the world in her head and is currently taking trips across the human mind. I am a content curator, a fashion enthusiast with an eclectic style, a SAPIOSEXUAL with a loud mind. I'm a music, fun, life and family lover. I'm obsessed with hard cover books and most importantly, I'm a GOD lover. My writing is all about unbiased and unrestrained EXPRESSION. I let loose when I write and I look forward to readers who aren't stuck up in a stereotypical mindset of thinking only within the box. And Yes! My FSWG series are originally created and written from scratch to finish by ME. And if you ask me, ANYTHING and EVERYTHING inspires the creation of my stories. So, if you haven't read any yet; they're available on the blog for your reading pleasure. My mission is to create a space where people can speak their minds and engage their thoughts. I aim to inspire, motivate and entertain you though, I don't know how funny I am. Thanks for finding my blog. Let's evolve together.

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