I still feel that hand: A Fathers’ Day memoir

The emotion I felt in his hands 20 years ago kept me going. I still feel it. You let your pride away and took advantage of letting it go. I know you would never do that if you didn’t believe that my education was greater than your pride. That makes you more than the conventional Assefa people know. You are more than the conventional Assefa for me. I know this is stating the obvious, but this is not as obvious for others like it is for me

የሕወሓት መግለጫ፤ ሌባ ዓይነ ደረቅ

አንዳንድ ከኢሕአዴግ መርኅ ውጪ የሆኑ አሠራሮች እና አካሄዶች ስለተባለው ጉዳይ፥ የትኛው ነው? ይሄ ግልጽ ነው። “ተሓድሶው” አንዳንድ ክልሎች ላይ ይሕወሓትን ጣልቃ ገብነት ውሃ አስበልቷል። ለሕወሓት የማያጎበድድ የክልል አመራሮች ተነስተዋል። ኮንትሮባንድ ቀንሷል፣ down down Woyane የሚሸቱ ትርከቶች የብዙኃንን ጆሮ እንደሳበው በአንዳንድ የክልል አመራር ልብ ውስጥ ደግሞ ራዕይ ሆነው ፍሬ ሊያፈሩ ነው። ይሄ ቢያሳስባቸውና ሌላ አሻጥር ቢያሸርብ ምንም አይገርምም። በዚህ የወዮልኝ ለቅሶ ግን ትግራዋይ ተጎዳ፣ ተጠላ በሚል ተራና ርካሽ ፕሮፓጋንዳ እንደገና ልንሰራራ ባይነትን መስማት እና ማመን ዘመን ያለፈበት የሟች ለራስ ለቅሶን የመሲሕ ነፍሰአድን ሕማማት አድርጎ መቀበል ነው።

“It’s June, and I’m gonna be thin again”

At the age of 111, when he was unable to get out and confined to one room I asked him that if he still thought time flies. He replied, “faster than ever”.
I surely am getting thin now. The brevity of of my life, the dear friends and gentle souls I’ve met in my life, what we said to each other, what we planned together, all untouched till now. Maybe it’s time to reconsider those plans, remember those laughter’s, regret those foolishnesses, and embrace our “cohabitantness” in the world, strengthen our civic relationship within our country and communal connectedness within body of Christ. All of these are getting on my mind. I am going to think hard and long about these. Because these are all I’ve gotten.

አስደናቂው ” #የንሥር ” ተፈጥሮ

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