Showing posts from February, 2017

Paper Hearts & Plastic Pins: Love: Its Reality & Transcendence

Love: Its Reality & Transcendence by Pelumi Kayode 
The season of love in all its romantic glory is here again and of course memes are abundant; depicting fleeing men, demanding women and a harsh economy, while ads for cakes, chocolates and other Valentine’s Day gifts at discounted prices are equally as ubiquitous. The euphoria is everywhere, oh and a fun fact, just look how many November babies are out there, do the math and you’ll see this season is a rather “productive” one. 
Anyway, let us pause for a moment and ask once again this often repeated question; “What is love?” Now, what makes this question so important is the very fact that love is the one thing everyone desires to experience whether or not they acknowledge it (I’m looking at you cynics) and the abundance or lack of it affects our lives in very profound ways and also because, well, not that many people really understand how it works (Disclaimer: I do not claim to understand it fully as well, however, I will share som…

Ore's Playlist February 2017

The songs on the playlist for this month are songs I came across recently, one of my Goals for January was to listen to new songs and broaden my playlist and boy did I come across so many new musicians. 

Thank you to Mr Johnson and Ifeoluwa for introducing me to Deezer, it is a music streaming application like Spotify but unlike Spotify it is available in Nigeria. *Thank God! 

Let's get into the playlist; 

Phil Wickham - This Is Amazing Grace: It is an upbeat song that reminds me of God's love expressed on the cross through Jesus and the beautiful gift of Salvation and Grace. 

MercyMe - Greater: It is a such a beautiful song that reminds me that God loves me, that I should come as I am to him without fear of condemnation. 

Chris Tomlin - Our God: It reminds me of the fact that God is sovereign over all and God is always on my side every time. 

Planetshakers - The Anthem

Phil Wickham ft. Madison Cunningham - The Secret Place            

Enjoy! You can leave me song recommendations in t…

Paper Hearts & Plastic Pins: Pictures

Pictures by Bukky Tijani 

Driving round the streets of Venice
With no care in the world.
The wind in my hair...
I've been kissed by the sun
And my glow on fleek!

Strutting down the beach...
Picking precious sea shells as I go
The feeling of peace as the sea flows past my feet is overwhelming
Watching how beautiful the sun set in this wonderful city of love...
Oh! How I'm ready to explore 

Sadly I'm called back to reality 
By the hesitant cry of my name
It's nothing but pictures in my head
'Oh! I wish you were real' I say!

A Love Mashup

We interrupt our ongoing series Paper Hearts and Plastic Pins to bring you the ''A Love MashUp'' from Pop/Rock Band RepJ360

RepJ360 has a love story to share along with a once in a lifetime  ''Love MashUp'', which I am sure you will all enjoy.

Paper Hearts and Plastic Pins will return tomorrow.

The band has a story to tell.

Graduation was great; after graduation was even better. We finally had time to spend with one another, but we both knew that the fantasy was going to come to a screeching halt. I guess in your own caring way you began to pull away because you didn't want either of us to get hurt. You felt it was better we forgot each other. One thing you didn't realise was that wherever I go, wherever you are, [....] you're never far away, you're always on my mind.

But, you just didn't seem to believe me. You were just not the girl I used to know. I remember when I first met you, I was not a contributing member of society, my grades …

Paper Hearts &Plastic Pins: Love Is

Love Is by Moyo Ademola 

Love is… Let's think about this for a minute. I cannot breathe without you, but my bloody heart just won't work fine when I'm close to you

Love is... Really though, how do you do it? You take my breath away with the way your hips sway, maybe drowning is not so bad...Oh one more minute, baby please stay.

Love is... Surely now, you have me spellbound. Oh you know the power you have, like a witch you cast a spell on me with words like incantations, baby you screw my mind, oh is this fornication?

Love is… Quit playing with your food already, go for the kill. You're a predator alright! Like a tiger you lie in wait for me hiding behind grasses of my mind weight balanced on your hind ready to pounce....I sense danger alright, I think my Spidey sense is; Oh shit, I didn't see that coming!

Paper Hearts &Plastic Pins:The Father's Love

The Father's Love by Bukky Tijani 

I stare at my reflection in the mirror Not happy with what I see Yet you  serenade me with your words full of promises  and tell me I'm fearfully and wonderfully made. I'm made in your image and likeness I ask myself what ever did I do To deserve an amazing romantic as a Father?

Constantly I hurt you and act like you're no one Caring less about your feelings. Still you never hold a grudge. Instead you look past my childish self and Call me a child after your heart. Again I ask myself who am I that you love this much?

Over and over again you immerse me with an amazing love. A love so indescribable.... Deeper than the depths of the ocean Farther than the ends of the earth Wider than my tiny heart can fathom. You call me friend, unashamed to be seen with a filthy rag like me. In your own way, you make me smile Because you never want me to shed a tear

You let go of the one thing you loved the most Your only son, so I can come home to you. And I ask myself wh…

Paper Hearts &Plastic Pins: On Friendship

On Friendship by Oluwadamilola Adisa I cannot claim to know what love really is, or to have experienced love fully, I have however been lucky to know what I think is the highest form of love there is… friendship Friendship in its pure, uninhibited form is probably the truest and deepest form of communion souls can share, souls because a friend sees past the exterior to what’s beneath and eternal, the true self. A friend witnesses our evolution, our goals, dreams, aspirations and achievements, A friend shares our joys, failures, sorrows and agonies, A friend is a witness to our very existence. With true friends, there is no guile, friends have basically ‘seen us finish’, there are no masks, only naked personalities. No masks, not because we do not wear them, but because friends see through them. A friend is one with whom we share our lives. To have never experienced true friendship is to have never been understood fully, to have never had your true image seen, acknowledged and accepted by a…

Paper Hearts &Plastic Pins: Love as we know it

Love as we know it byBukky Tijani 

Love is mystical
Its process is complex. The idea of loving someone so deep Other than yourself seemed impossible to me. I had walls built up to guard my heart Then you came along, charmed me with your warm smile You broke those walls down. Everyday with you is something I look forward to A day without hearing your voice is like a day without a breath of fresh air. Love is chemistry, It’s a chemical reaction brought to life That ignites to form a bond that is unbreakable The emotions it brings are overwhelming, making me unstable I know I might hurt but still I'd rather hurt with you.

Love is a feeling, It's in every touch, It’s in the way you hold me tenderly, scared I might break The way you pull me close when I'm sad, ready to catch my fall The way you say my name, like it’s the sweetest melody The way you stare at me, like I'm the only girl in the world. With you I feel alive I feel like I'm who I want to because with you, I'm a better version o…

Paper Hearts &Plastic Pins:The Joy of the Pursuit

The Joy of the Pursuit byJoshua Olanrewaju
The first time I saw her I didn’t notice anything special; this was definitely not love at first sight. You see, I don’t believe in love at first sight mostly because I don’t believe in magic. Now, when I think back I wonder why it wasn’t love at first sight. It wasn’t even ‘notice at first sight’, I almost missed her. A few ‘sights’ later and I began to notice. Something in my heart began to unravel and I decided, she was someone who was worth knowing. And so the pursuit began. The first conversation was important, it was make or break. Well, nothing was broken so it’s safe to say something was made. It was great, it felt like I was talking to an old friend. I was funny, she laughed. She was smart, I listened. She ‘tit-ed’ and I ‘tat-ed’, she ‘ying-ed’ and I ‘yang-ed’, it was a brilliant exchange. People in faraway galaxies raised their glasses that night, in honour of our conversation. And the pursuit continued. True friendship is a gift, a rar…

Paper Hearts &Plastic Pins: Love Is...

Love Is byMuyiwa Oyinloye 
Love is A reaction of positives and negatives Caught in a whirlwind of indecisives I don't know what love is
Love is A hook dangling bait Promising much but offering dead weight I don't know what love is
Love is Not all it's made out to be But it makes room for you and me Does it? I don't know.. Does it?
Does it Last a lifetime like dulled out pain? Not quite in your consciousness but never wanes? I don't know.. Does it?
Does it Last a short while but shines bright? More a firecracker than candlelight I don't know what love is
Does it Break your heart and wake your soul Or dull your soul and leave you whole I don't know what love is.

Paper Hearts & Plastic Pins: The quintessential Enigma

Hello world, this week on ''The Over Thinker'' is a love themed week ''Paper Hearts & Plastic Pins''. We will be having guest writers share what love means to them. I really hope you enjoy it!

The quintessential Enigma by Tobi Johnson

I've always been baffled by the blunt ignorance:
Like trying to cut an apple with a branch
It's easier to break wind with a fart
Here's a Mystery For you
I've always been baffled by the sheer fear:
Stop your heart from beating fast
Butterflies don't have nests in your chest
I Challenge you
I've always been baffled by the confusion:
If yes is no, then why isn't no yes?
And if you can't live without me why do you want to kill me?
You like Puzzles?
There's a problem

Goal: February 2017

In the spirit of avoiding self loath, we're going to tackle Ore's goals monthly. So here is an update on January's Goals;  I didn't finish reading ''Soldiers of Fortune''. The book was making me so angry at the Leadership of Nigeria so I had to stop reading it. I read ''Course of Love by Alain de Botton'' it was highly recommended by my friend Derin, it is a beautiful read and well written. It embodies the writer's opinion on Love in it's different phases, he expresses his opinions beautifully by weaving it into the story of two lovers. The story of the lovers serves has the backdrop for his opinions. I also started reading ''And After Many Days" by Jowhoe Ile, I haven't finished reading the book but I am loving it so far. My prayer wall is up!I am still working on my promise jar, but I have an app that sends me a bible text every day I am using this till I finish my promise jar. I have listened to many new songs…