The disorganised architects.
We travel the messy and unkept routes to our raw materials. Our desks are covered with things, piles of things; computer desktops are a jumbled up mess.
We are people with beautiful and finished ideas in our head, complete with the wrappings and ribbons. But the journey to holding these perfect products, is not as organised.
We pick what to wear, the morning of the work day. We would be lucky to decide while in the shower. Because on most days we decide inside the closet. And some days the hastily picked dress contradicts the mood. We would then have to replace and maybe only after a few trials settle for something.
You’d probably find, in our wake, a trail of clothes we tried and discarded.
We are adrenaline junkies. We are those you’ll see in traffic, combing their hair, finishing off their makeup. The kind who complete the make up in the office.
This is us, who wish for spotlessly clean cars, but somehow, cars rebel, going against our desire.
We are those you dismiss and harshly judge, not for our looks, but of a disposable object carrying us.
We think and dream then walk the cluttered maze to our creativities. Sometimes we use our feet to move stuff off the way, in pursuit of the perfect.
We are not the sleek and smooth with shiny tables and organised chairs.
We are not as refined on the edges.
We are the ones who stay awake the night before, for a perfect work tomorrow.
The kind who spend the day in pyjamas.
But somehow we have survived the chaos. We have lived through perfect jobs, done on the nick of time. We managed to be in the same, snail paced traffic, with the most organised. With those who sort their work clothes, according to days, months in advance. And often you can’t tell the difference.
We have managed to raise kids. Smart and responsibilities citizens.
We are the kind that decide on what to cook when we already in the kitchen, maybe even when already by the stove.
We would concentrate for a few hours, sweat it out, then take a break and a strall. We need it.
We need to leave the office to either take a walk or do a few hellos before coming back to settle.
We fill our suitcases with clothes and shoes for a day’s trip.
We come in all shapes and sizes, in all the different shades of brown. We have been to school and have produced beautiful academic work. We are farmers producing food for our people. We are mothers and fathers; pastors and singers. We are blue collar and crisp white jobers; employers and employees.
We are still on and continue to muddle through life.
We are abstract; complete yet looking like a draft.
We are the one you’ll see running to the bathrooms, because we waited a little too long. But we are here with those who schedule bathroom visits.
Life is on. Yes looks deceive.