Forget-me-not (Kenya & Uganda)









Old picture reflects a young boy with dazzling black skin who is covering a body with white shirt. Boy was dreaming to be a pilot someday. Man who used to love the sky is always hanging his childhood picture in a room.

He now grew up to the adult, and noticed that his childhood dream was just an illusion. Truth in front of eyes was only a messy room with unwashed clothes. He was suffering with emotional chains of guilt of hiding his sexuality to the family and friends, pale rest with the boy friend, and self denial which comes to his mind when he is alone in the room.

We were quite similar in that way. Both were troublesome existences, who are breaking harmony in the society. And that is probably why we could be friends each other.

Color of the sky was changing from deep purple to blue, at the outside of window. Morning came again.

“I have to leave to the work soon” he said.

He then veiled negative emotions on the face unconsciously. His eyes started focusing on the actual world. And he started wearing a crumpled shirt, and so opened door.

Kenyan sky was already too blue, at the outside world.