Life is condensed but natural in Africa
She was 80 years when she taught me about life and how to make it easy.
As a child, I took those advices as mere fairytales. But now that I’m of age, the flashback occurs as if it was yesterday.
She is dead now, but I still live and navigate life with those words from her.
One of the things she taught me was how to utilize everything coming out from palm tree without any waste.
Today, as I was coming out from my farm with some palm heads harvested from it, I remembered her words again, it was so emotional to me remembering many words from her.
Though not my biological mother, but I call her mama because she was so dear to me.
After breaking those palm heads into smaller pieces, I decided to keep all the remains from the palm heads for other uses.
I’ll use some in black soap 🧼 making which is natural and highly medicinal, good for skincare, this is good way of obtaining a natural medicine!
Some of the things from the palm tree will go into making of food spices etc. while some will be used in making fire during rainy season.
Life can be easy; but depends on the choices that we make.
I miss mama so much, but truly, she’s still alive in my brain.
I’m Max, I was raised up by another woman, though not my biological mother, but she placed me in a path where life could be easier.
After living with her for over 7 years, I returned back to my biological mother and my father, and they were amazed at the level of discipline that I’ve obtained.
Thanks for reading.
Remember that everything from palm tree is crucial and useful in Africa.