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Thursday, February 5, 2015

A Love Song for Kenya


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I have a song I wish to share with you today.  The song was written by John Legend.

I've never been a huge John Legend fan but I absolutely love this song because of the emotion in his voice, the words of love and his simple but powerful piano stylings.

In case you haven't heard the song before, I post it here for your listening pleasure.





I dedicate this song of love to all those in Kenya whom I have met and those I have yet to meet.

It may seem strange to dedicate a personal love song (written by John Legend for his wife) to a country and her people.  But when I hear the words "I love all your curves and all your edges", I think of Kenya in all her brilliant, glorious, natural beauty.  As a country, she has so much to offer the world both in her amazing, abundant geography and wildlife, and also in her people.

You just have to travel there to see and experience it for yourself. I've now met many people who have travelled to Kenya and all have been touched and impacted in a great way by the country.

At the same time, Kenya has many edges:  tribal strife, rampant corruption, overwhelming poverty to name a few.  But I believe that there is still much to propel the country forward.  Kenyans believe that too.

May God bless Kenya!

4 comments:

  1. Your words about Kenya remind me of the words Alexander McCall Smith uses to end his Mma Ramotswe books: Africa, Africa, Africa, Africa. Like a poem.

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    1. How sweet. I've read a lot of his books but don't consciously remember those words at the end. The authour is African so he probably feels that pull even more than those of us who simply travel there. Hugs. xx

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  2. What a sweet video. I can totally understand putting it together with a country you love. I'm adding Kenya to my list of places I need to see. I can't think of a better way to end my comment than to repeat what you said at the end of the post: May God bless Kenya.

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    1. Hi John, I'm glad you enjoyed the video and got the connection I make with Kenya through it. I am happy to hear you put Kenya on your list and I hope you do get a chance to go there in the not too distant future. God bless!

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