The Search for Freedom

It’s the new world, the world as we know it now with the presence of the Covid-19 virus and the reality of staying indoors to help protect ourselves and the world at large.

The new safety rule

I had been indoors and on the “lockdown” mode days before my country (Nigeria) imposed the lockdown for the state I reside In. For my lockdown I’m basically with colleagues, no family or loved ones and few people I’d call friends and I’m constantly working , sometimes overworking and repeating the little number of clothing I packed because I didn’t anticipate it would take this long (human weakness😥).

Almost two weeks into the lock down, I started having emotional bouts, I kept staring at the roads I needed to take a walk badly , I wanted to see the skies as I walked on the road , I wanted to have conversations with myself and make interesting observations while walking . I missed loved ones and the familiar faces of my friends. I MISSED FREEDOM!

Freedom to make the choice about going on a visit to see a friend or loved one, freedom to choose not to step out of my comfort zone, freedom to decide to take an evening stroll, freedom to decide what exactly I wanted to eat amongst others.

Can I please step out 😥?

Oh well yes! A larger percentage of the people in my country are in hunger and poverty and they are dealing with way worse than the loss of freedom, they are dealing with survival SIGHS!

Hey! This wasn’t to make you put up a sad face , it’s just to let you know that we all have our moments and i miss the presence of freedom like some of us do . One thing is sure : THIS TOO SHALL PASS🙅‍♂️

And so till then , we gotta live in these moments and experience them as well as we can no matter how trying they may be because when they do pass we would reminisce and NO! I do not want you reminiscing in regrets. From me to you, please stay safe and keep hope alive.

One of my many indoor shots with one of each of my favorite pieces of jewellery (bracelets and rings)

P.S: Viva La Vida

Published by Tolulope Inspire

Perspectives and Inspiration

31 thoughts on “The Search for Freedom

  1. Freedom to me is as defined by Albert Camus; Freedom is nothing else but a chance to be better. This has been what i have been searching for during this trying period. Its like a break i have yearned for for long where i get to have enough time meditating and planning without having to worry about the world leaving you behind. It is to me God’s way of putting a pause to everything and putting sense to many… What i miss the most is seeing my beloved and nothing more.

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    1. Mooktar , your perspective hits differently on so many levels. Thank you for sharing this insight. I understand perfectly about seeing your beloved, I hope you keep the love alive. Cheers to Freedom. I also hope to hear more from on you on this journey of perspectives.


  2. Nice one girly…

    I sure miss freedom, I mean I know I am mostly indoors especially if I don’t really have a need to step out but now we’re told to stay indoors I want to go out, I want to be free to move around when I choose to …. I just want to know everything is back to its place again

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  3. Freedom that I took for granted😖😖😖 God I’m so sorry. I miss everything I used to do, everywhere I used to go and everyone I used to see. It hurts sef.
    I’m taking one day at a time. I’m always reminded of Abba’s love and how that he is mindful of me his child. And I know this too shall pass.
    Baby, I’m sorry that you’re not with loved ones, I’m sending you plenty hugs and love, I definitely owe you plenty of these when this is overrrrr!
    Thank you Lover for this piece💋💋💋

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    1. 😭 very insightful side of your search for freedom. I’m sorry I totally understand how you feel. This too shall pass🥳. Isn’t that the best consolation, ABBA’s love? . Thank you for sending me so much love and hugs, I am soaking them in🔥🥳💙💃


  4. Freedom is relative. I remember telling my mentor’s husband about how all I need is internet and light and I would be fine. 30 days into it, I miss doing anything I would like to do even with the comfort. Great write!

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  5. Nice write up dear…

    I miss freedom,
    I miss smoothie
    I miss suya
    I miss mama tonia’s afang soup..
    I miss going to the cinema.
    I miss church
    I miss the excitement of meeting new people
    I miss the hugs
    I miss my house
    I miss my noodles
    I miss the soft touches

    I miss freedom … grateful to be alive though..

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  6. This is purely true and re-emphasising.
    Use to think I am the only one that makes conversation with myself.
    Almost seems wierd especially when am caught and the “caughtee” will be like-is everything okay?
    However, thanks for sharing dear, I can relate with the whole story.

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  7. Lately (before the lockdown), I drew up a schedule and I was supposed to execute some tasks by April/May…But FREEDOM had denied me of that.
    When I was having this conversation on phone with my Mentor (a health-economics researcher) he smiled and asked me why I think he says “All things been equal” every time…It’s a phrase I have always used too, but I felt it differently this time. I can’t even make any decision now without the FREEDOM factor. I NEED THE FREEDOM!

    ~Nice One Tolu!

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    1. Ceteris Paribus😁 “All Things Been Equal” I totally understand you Kabir. I’m sorry your schedule was disrupted but hey! You can fix in some other things, we need to make this moments count too we wanna look back in retrospect and have no regrets you know.


  8. This is awesome!! Well-done Tolu 👏👏

    And even in this phase of life where we are confined to the four walls of our rooms, Our freedom is found and secured in the secret place with our Heavenly Father

    We’ll laugh, dance, eat, play, exercise in our houses. Enjoying every bit of the moment and then we will step out again smiling at the stars and the dawn of a new season!

    Loads of Love ❤️💕

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    1. Thank you dear Temi. I absolutely love your perspective and I’m teary but yessss The Father keeps us and I’m patiently waiting the dawn of a new season. ❤❤❤


  9. Absolutely fantastic.
    Some days I just wish we could all go back to our normal lives but I’m afraid nothing will be normal after this.
    Hugs and handshakes might become a taboo.
    Relationships might become virtual. God help us come out stronger.

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