Thursday, August 7, 2014

Edelweiss....Bless my homeland forever....

Edelweiss, Edelweiss....

That song randomly popped up on my playlist....and I've had it on reply all night.

Quoting a quick wiki to jig my fading 'sound of music memories'...

"The song was Captain von Trapp's subliminal goodbye to his beloved homeland, using the flower as a symbol of his loyalty to Austria."

In the same vein, I find that it captures that sad moment where the love for 'home' starts to slowly slip out of your affections as the saddening reality of things finally dawns on you.

Every morning you greet me
Small and white clean and bright
You look happy to meet me
Blossom of snow may you bloom and grow
Bloom and grow forever

Bless my homeland forever.
Indeed, bless my homeland forever....

P.s....I've been rubbish with comments lately. Please bear with me.


  1. if you don't mind me asking, how old are you ?

    1. Hey bellz. Nah, no harm in asking. Do you want to take a guess at that?

  2. The love for his home did not slip from his affection. In fact he had great affection for Austria which was why he was resisting joining the nazis when they invaded Austria.
    Hey Wendy Williams voice "how u doing"

    1. If you can clearly remember the details of the events surrounding the song, without pulling a google cheat first, then I'm not even going to try arguing that :p
      But nonetheless, it's that sad point of moving on, despite the love.... that's the emotion I was after.
      Hey Kiky.....(in Joey Tribbiani's voice) "How you doin?!" Lol.
      I'm peachy, thanks. Yourself?

    2. T.N your way with words is invoke .............. *I don't have the right words. Perhaps if I were you, I would *

  3. This post speaks about me right now...sadly the reality of Nigeria is so not appealing at the moment and I am just lost at what to do.

    Hope you're good sha.

    1. I know Lara...I know! Howz the Lagos move so far?
      As for my honest opinions on the Nigeria situation....Make your best move and keep viable options open. That's my few cents.
      I'm alright Lara.... just not enchanted at all.

  4. Hmmmm..... Pele bro! Naija is just some hours away I guess.

    Are you trying to convince Lara to leave our shores? Be guided o! Sneaking to her blog isn't enough!

  5. Bros, Your Homeland isn't doing too well Sir, we really aren't! and its sad! the Government, Ministries, and Citizens have grown from bad to worse.. I weep mehn, I really do.

  6. Your homeland is not doing well at all, not doing well, I know everyone is like be positive and all but mehnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn

  7. Blessings.....
    Yes i remember this, ah but the realities does put stone in ones eyes and makes the heart cries.