Thursday, January 25, 2007

359/365 Nvwa

We wanted to be the joy that he was, this Nigerian preacher whose voice alone could keep us tucked between the cupped palm of his hand and his heart. He was otherworldly, othersideoftheworldly to Pennsylvania kids at a church camp. Agnostics were warmly welcomed.


Blogger Sewa Yoleme said...

"Tucked between the cupped palm of his hand and his heart"--lovely! How in the world do you pronounce his name?

January 25, 2007 12:57 PM  
Blogger Indigo Bunting said...

Actually, just like it's spelled, believe it or not (rhymes with moi). I'll tell you on the phone.

January 25, 2007 3:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ditto to S.Y Lovely...just lovely "the cupped palm of his hand and his heart."
and cheers to you for such beautiful writing.

January 25, 2007 4:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yes ... lovely ... also like othersideoftheworldly ... speaking as someone from the other side of the world

January 26, 2007 12:29 AM  
Blogger Indigo Bunting said...

Mali: I do think of you as othersideoftheworldly! The other side is always so intriguing...

January 26, 2007 7:20 AM  
Blogger Cedar Waxwing said...

I loved this one.

Why are some people showing up as anonymous in these comments?

and the visual verification thing is missing!

January 26, 2007 12:54 PM  
Blogger Indigo Bunting said...

Cedar: That's because I switched to the new, improved Blogger this morning. It promptly dropped a lot of identification of comments to "anonymous" after assuring me that everything on my blog would "look exactly the same."

January 26, 2007 2:00 PM  
Blogger Cedar Waxwing said...

Oh my! Darn Blogger.

I'm working on getting a wordpress blog going where I'll probably spend more of my effort at some future point in time.

January 26, 2007 5:07 PM  
Blogger Bridgett said...

This is an excellent entry. We wanted to be the joy he was.

January 27, 2007 10:23 PM  

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