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As promised, this post will recapitulate the deal on This Thing Called ‘The Face’ with the responses I got on the question. I must warn, they range from the insightful to the absolutely clueless; as well as from the hilarious to the downright troubling. But I had a lot of fun and ‘aha’ methods reading them; I hope you find those.
I have tinkered with the identities of the respondents so if I were you, I’d take those names with a pinch of snuff salt.
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The question was:
“Complete this – you may be as effusive as you desire, or concise. However you want to answer it:
Before I die, I want to…”
Adanna: be at peace with God and man
Ginika: Go to Rome…ALL of Rome
Mimi: Write a bestseller
Ada: I dunno…how many words are required?
Tobe: I never wan die biko. Thank you
Bazo: Leave a mark
Adim: I shall think on it and reply you soon (four weeks ago!)
Pam: I don’t understand you oh. (I repeated it) I’ll think about it; it’s impromptu now (three weeks ago)
Cherry: Why you wan know?
Chioma: be happy and have succeeded in the things I wanted to do and lived a full life without any regrets.
Chibueze: Affect lives
Tochi: Make money
Ezinma: I want to love and be loved, live, travel, help, grow old, do crazy; make love, then have sex, have children; before I die, I want to live
JC: I don’t know oh
Uzoaro: Hmm…nnaa, I don’t know oh
Chidinma: Fulfill God’s purpose for my life
Achugz: Dive from the pinnacle of Everest and land on my right foot
Obiora: Leave a legacy, the kind Mother Theresa or Martin Luther King Jr left, but most likely on a much smaller scale. Or maybe more corporate-themed…like Steve Jobs. But in all, legacy is the keyword
Tombari: Live today
Claire: Attend mass at St. Peter’s Basilica with my partner and children
Mazesh: I want to visit Agra India to see Taj Mahal; want to go to the Bahamas and bask in the sun at the beach with my sweetheart; I want to test drive Bugatti Veyron; buy a Toyota GT 86; I want to proclaim in front of my family, my love for someone; I want to fly a T-rex 450 DFC FLYBERLESS RC HELI; ride on a jetski; see stone henge in UK. So many things…
Dan: Hmm…still pondering (it’s been two weeks)
Debby: Hmm…let us see (still seeing for three weeks now…)
Jane: ride a power bike
Pretty: I want to make one person’s dreams come true
Emma: I want to live
Oge: Achieve so much in life and create a positive name
Marcel: Fulfill my dreams
Rose: Know God
Toby: Exhaust all the love I have in me
Cami: Make my name known at least in Africa, as one of the wealthiest, whilst adding something good to the society; start a family with a partner I love and who loves me, and live old enough to see my kids enjoy a comfortable life and stand on their own feet.
Oyibo: Hmmm…no be easy one oh; because I never dey reason die oh
Ofurum: Thank God for the opportunity of experiencing this world and for also for all my achievements and disappointments because they made this world fun to live in
Jessy: I want to make tangible achievements to speak for my existence
Well, you were warned 😉 A lot of them, as you have seen, revolve around seeking wealth and family, philanthropy and religion in a bid to find The Face. My personal favorites were sent in by Ezinma and Emma: I want to live.
It’s the shortest and probably, the rightest way to find ‘The Face’ isn’t it? Living fully everyday, devoid of all restrictions of society and propriety, without fear of dying too young or too fast or too painfully…just living. ‘The Face’ under such circumstances would reveal itself without any pomp, and every second spent alive would be a breeze.
I don’t know about you, reader, but before I die, I want to live.
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