“Love In The Time of Cholera” was an amazing novel by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
If I may be bold enough, I’d call him the Spanish Ben Okri because of his splendid way with words.
The celebrated novel spoke about how love and great romance, even with the most exciting of love letters, truly takes time.
You never know what you’ve got till it’s gone so I think it’s about time you cue the Q-Tip and Janet Jackson song… and Joni Mitchell never lies.
In the time of ‘cool era’, that’s a whole new ball game. How do you find love today because the ‘cool era’ is now?
We’ve got all sorts of things that are said to be ‘cool’ in today’s world and man is endlessly ‘chasing the cool’. For example, the ‘coolest’ of amber folk rose to popularity by pandering to gossip websites and all sorts of meaningless confusions for an impression.
On the other hand, visible butt cheek, nudity, among others, is back in trend; just when we thought that cleavage wasn’t enough of a distraction.
It’s safe to say that since we’re almost done expelling cholera, this is the era of “Punesta”, code for porn star love.
We’ve got them all over our screens, Instagram pages and Twitter. They are flooding our timelines with their wild array of enticing make-up and butt enhancements. They rule the stripper poles and any other poles you can imagine. They pop up in our minds at odd times and demand dominion over your digital love. Send those likes their way, drop a comment down her hoo-ha.
They are even in the homophobia debate worldwide. Can a man be a woman or vice versa? A vhe, shim, vhim, vher?
How do you find love when you’re writing passionate heart-wrenching love letters to a ghost, to a screen, to the idea of a thing rather than a physical meaning? Searching for love in the places where lust resides – between succulent tits and twerking behinds.
But in the words of Ben Okri, “the most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love and to be greater than our suffering.”
The only thing constant about life is change. The funny thing is that it has always been ‘cool-era’, our ideas of ‘cool’ just seem to change with time. And, that time is the currency that can manifest your old cool into a new cool and you’d have bought the deepest love for a dime.
Written by John Noble