Change! What color are thou?

Been away for a long time. Been going through a lot of shifts in my life... so much that my creativity and writing, in particular, has been impacted. I intend to release some new poetry/prose shortly, but in the meanwhile, I thought I'd share an article on change my Dad published in The Nation Online, A Nigerian publication. 


Change! What color are thou?

By Ezenwa Chizea. Published April 17, 2016.  

The word Change is power packed; needs no qualifier for its impact or import to be felt. It is a word of emotion and distinctiveness. Hue? One is not certain though at times Change will come at you as sly and deceitful. Flip the coin and Change is on either side – negative or positive all is Change. It is a word you can’t find napping. However, it is pertinent to note that not every change action is neither desirable nor connotes improvement on what had existed.
  • There is nothing permanent except change. – Heraclitus
  • Constance is the foundation of virtues – Francis Bacon
  • My life changed when I encountered Jesus – Anonymous
  • There is danger in reckless change, but greater danger in blind conservatism.- Henry George – ‘Social Problems’
  • There is a certain relief in change, even though it be from bad to worse; as I have found in travelling in a stage coach, that it is often a comfort to shift one’s position and be bruised in a new place. – Washington Irving – Tales of a Traveler
Change! As the Nigerian would say ‘na you biko’; head or tail you win...

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