Aisha Augie-Kuta

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What these eyes have seen...

On sunday we lost family, friends, colleagues and acquaintances to the Dana plane crash in Lagos, Nigeria. It was so sudden and totally unexpected. It hurts, words do not express how much. Our elders will tell you 'Sai hakuri' which means be patient. They say this world is temporary. They have lived longer lives and they have come to terms with death. We are all here only but for a while. I say to myself, those people we knew; needed more wrinkles. They needed more time, more smiles, more struggles, more LIFE. I know it is inevitable and I will have to accept that because no crying in the world will bring them back. It's been 11 years since I lost my father, I cried and I still do but he is still not here. I have lost more friends and family as the years passed. Yet I know this, I know this will not change. It has happened, I must accept this but I cannot help but cry. We cannot help but feel the pain of loss. We cannot help but wish we had called more often, met more often, had the chance to say goodbye. May their souls rest in peace, May they be kept in the most amazing plaze imaginable until it is our time. 

What these eyes have seen...

On sunday we lost family, friends, colleagues and acquaintances to the Dana plane crash in Lagos, Nigeria. It was so sudden and totally unexpected. It hurts, words do not express how much. Our elders will tell you 'Sai hakuri' which means be patient. They say this world is temporary. They have lived longer lives and they have come to terms with death. We are all here only but for a while. I say to myself, those people we knew; needed more wrinkles. They needed more time, more smiles, more struggles, more LIFE. I know it is inevitable and I will have to accept that because no crying in the world will bring them back. It's been 11 years since I lost my father, I cried and I still do but he is still not here. I have lost more friends and family as the years passed. Yet I know this, I know this will not change. It has happened, I must accept this but I cannot help but cry. We cannot help but feel the pain of loss. We cannot help but wish we had called more often, met more often, had the chance to say goodbye. May their souls rest in peace, May they be kept in the most amazing plaze imaginable until it is our time. 

comments (2)

You have reflected all the pain and anguish of such terrible incidents, and even the more personal family ones, through this very fine photograph Aisha.
  • Swat
  • Nigeria
  • 1 Dec 2012, 18:02
Aisha, you were on of my inspirations when I decided to pursue photography as a career; I love this photo and the story behind it. God bless.

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