Friday, 1 May 2009

Why Do I Love You?

No one, no one, no one
Can get in the way of what I'm feeling
No one, no one, no one
Can get in the way of what I feel for you-ooo
Can get in the way of what I feel for you
No One Lyrics

Before the beginning and after the end there is Love.

One of my favourite foods in the world is Weetabix, a wheat based breakfast cereal. I don't tend to have it for breakfast, but whenever I feel like it. Sometimes I'm happy to just eat Weetabix and not have any other food.

I've often wondered how I came to love this cereal. Is it a case of being nurtured or do I love it because it resonates with me?

My mother tells me when I was very young she tried a few brands that were supposed to be good for kids but I used to spit them out. One day she decided to try Weetabix. She said the moment I had a spoonful, I loved it. I asked her if she had Weetabix when she was pregnant with me and she said she didn't.

When I was nearly four years old, we moved from London to live with relatives in Sierra Leone. Mum said at first she used to still buy Weetabix which was sold over there but gradually she stopped buying it. I guess they were trying to get my palate accustomed to African food.

Years passed and I "forgot" about Weetabix. By the time I returned to London when I was 16, I was no longer into eating breakfast cereals. Over the years I did try different sugar based brands out of curiosity. Then it got to a point when I stopped having breakfast cereals and would only have croissants, buns or snacks for breakfast.

Then fast forward many years later when my mother and I started living together again and she bought Weetabix. It was like being reunited with a lost love. All those feelings I had stored up just poured out of me and it was the beginning of a beautiful and loving relationship. Now I can't imagine life without my beloved Weetabix, which I can eat at any time of the day.

So I don't love Weetabix because I was nurtured, I love it because it's part of expressing myself as Love. I recently tried a brand made by the came company that does Weetabix. Although it was nice, I wasn't crazy about it.

I believe I will always attract to myself experiences that I love the most including my beloved Weetabix because that's the way life is.

I love you.


NB: This is not a commercial.

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