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If I Could Stop Time...
🕘 Stop time
If you had the ability to stop time (and remain there) which year, moment, event or era would you choose, and why?
If I was a singer, maybe I would sing another version of "If I Could Turn Back The Hands of Time" and I would listen to that tune every single day. Those who waste one hour in the morning would search the whole day searching for it. Time is precious and time is fleeting too. If I have the superpower to do anything it would be to stop time.
I would particularly go back in time to May 16, 1998, and I would love to stay there and live there for as long as I can because it means I wouldn't have to deal with so many things that happened years after too.
I had to go and dig out this picture. That's all three of them when they were in the choir. I wasn't due to my age then, that's why I am not in the picture. My two elder brothers flanking my sister. Forgive the quality of the picture. It's getting bad already.
I am the last born of the family and I used to have 3 older siblings but they are now two. We are three boys and a girl and unfortunately, we lost the only girl amongst us 16th of May, 1998. I was so young then and I didn't know much about her ailment. I know she used to be in and out of the hospital and there was a particular time I went to the hospital to sleep beside her bed because we used to be very close.
Back then, I shared a room with her while my two older brothers shared one too. She is the calmest lady you would ever meet and I've never seen anyone as calm as she was, even to this day. She is so meet and loveable and I wish I could go back to three months before then when she was healthy enough for us to play around. When she smiles you would have no reason but to be broken into two. Her smile can heal a heart made of stone.
Going back in time to that day and making time stop would also help me in three FOUR ways:
This is my late sister. Forgive the quality of this picture too. It's going bad but I am glad I uploaded it on the Blockchain where it won't be gone forever.
A. It means we wouldn't have to lose her anymore and she would be with us for a long time to come. I don't mind repeating the same day over and over again as long as she is beside me. A lot of people noticed how close I am with ladies and this is one of the reasons. It's not because I'm seeing my sister in them, but because I lacked what it means to have the ever-presence of one while growing up. She was the purest soul I've ever met and I don't mind going through every day with her beside me.
B. It means I would not have to deal with the death of my dad too in 2006, May 26th since we would all be living in 1998 and my family would all be together. It means I won't have to deal with the betrayals of those who did their worst after dad passed away and the harsh reality of life due to human factors.
C. It also means I wouldn't have to deal with the death of my mother in 2009, June 15th since we would still be as far back as 1998. It means I would have more time to spend with her for as long as I could. I want to go back to 1998, stop time and live in that moment with my family completed one more time. It means I wouldn't have to see her gasp for breath after she told me she loved it when I teach in fellowship. It means I wouldn't have to cry that day as we were rushing her to the hospital when she told me she couldn't breathe very well. It means I wouldn't have to watch her body at the morgue or even keep reliving her last moments and how she died in my head. I can go on and on but I don't want to cry...
D. It also means I won't have to face this adult life because it's nothing but a scam. No one prepared us for this harsh reality. Things are not how they used to be and I can honestly say it's tiring and my tiredness is tired. Stopping time in 1998 means I won't have to bother my head with the choice between football and schooling. I won't have to shoulder so many responsibilities that are making my neck hurt 🙈🙈🙈. It means I would still be under my parents' watch and I am okay with that.
I would go back in time to 1998, pause the time and live in that moment for as long as I can so I wouldn't have to deal with the future events that happened afterwards.
Thank you for your time.
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