Dee-Jay Play me favourite sang….while me talk about my lickle Islan’…..
To this day, I still say, I could never live anywhere but in Antigua for an extended period of time. When I say extended, I don’t mean like a couple of years here and there. I mean moving away indefinitely to find, fix or figure out whatever, without knowing when I could return. That thought seems kind of scary to me. I was perfectly happy being away at school for a few years, then working for a bit, then just kind of bumming around on different continents, trying to ‘find myself’. Sometimes, being away really does help you to appreciate what you have. All of those excursions however, had some kind of time limit in my mind. There was always an exit strategy and Antigua was going to be the final destination. Besides, with technology being the way it is today, I can try to fulfill most of my dreams from almost anywhere in the world, and Antigua is just as good a place as any, if not better than most.
I always envisioned securing a prime piece of property on a hill-top somewhere out in the country side, building my dream house and living out my golden years holding my companion’s hand on our massive verandah, basking in the sunset glow, while we watch our children grow up, branch off and have children of their own. To me, Antigua was and is paradise. I did fall in love with Jamaica quite a bit, and could see myself living there for a few years, but like King Obsti Say..”I’ll always come back to you… Antigua.”
I’m not much of a partier per say. I do like to ‘shake my ass’ (Mystikal Voice), every now and again, but true enjoyment for me, is really just exploring Antigua, taking scenic drives, messing around with my digital camera, ( me feel me a photographer sometimes) 😀 and capturing how truly blessed I am to call this little island my home. I’d stop for a bit at some one of our fabulous eateries, and have a plate of food that look like this
In my best Vybez Kartel Voice “Nananananana Life Sweet.”
Of course, Antigua has its faults, and politicians try their darndest to f*^k it up for everybody, but, I’d like to think of government like a bad boyfriend in an abusive relationship. Eventually the abused will wise up, kick his ass to the curb, find a sexy new lover that looks like Michael Ealy or Idris Elba, move on to greener pastures and never look back.
Happy Birthday / Independence Antigua. I don’t tell you enough, but I love you.
Take a look at how beautiful Antigua is. This is what we the fortunate ones ignore most days. Enjoy my photography,…hopefully I will make Sabriya proud.:-D