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There was a time when I believed in the story and the scheme of salvation, so far as I could understand it, just as I believed there was a Devil… Suddenly the light broke through to me and I knew this God was a lie… For indeed it is a silly story, and each generation nowadays swallows it with greater difficulty… Why do people go on pretending about this Christianity?
How does the saying go? When two locusts fight, it is always the crow that feasts.’ Is that a Luo expression?’ I asked. Sayid’s face broke into a bashful smile. We have a similar expression in Luo,’ he said, ‘but actually I must admit that I read this particular expression in a book by Chinua Achebe. The Nigerian writer. I like his books very much. He speaks the truth about Africa’s predicament. the Nigerian, the Kenya – it is the same. We share more than divides us.
In the old days of America when communities were separated by hundreds of miles, why were they able to thrive? Because if it was harvest time and the farmer was up in the tree picking apples and fell down and broke his leg, everybody pitched in and harvested his crops for him. If somebody got killed by a bear, everybody took care of their family.
When I broke into music journalism it wasn’t easy but there was more of an established path. I wanted and was able to have a grown-up person’s job with a real salary writing for a fairly sizable audience about stuff I cared about. When you’re starting out, you try to get as much experience as you can so people will see your work, and maybe start giving you the assignments you want, and paying you (hopefully both). And if you’re lucky you land someplace where you can stay for a while. But today that’s a trickier trajectory to envision.
I never made conscious choices. There were times in my life that I chose the first job that came along because I was broke. I think that there were maybe a handful of times that I had a choice. In recent years, Ive had more of a choice, and its been very nice to have that choice, but most of the time, you just hope that theres another job after this one.
It would be like a cleansing diet. The problem was, the only diet I’d ever been on backfired. Once I tried to go an entire month without chocolate. Not one bite. At the end of two weeks, I broke down and binged on more chocolate that I would have eaten in three months. I hoped my chocolate-free diet didn’t foreshadow what would happen if I tried to avoid Patch.