Live your best life. Be the best you. Make no apologies.

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how to live your life

Ruthless AuthenticityDeji DipeoluComment

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.

Martin Niemoller

Give me a thousand words, you can keep the picture

Ruthless AuthenticityDeji Dipeolu1 Comment

Over the last few years, I have struggled, trying to find my artistic identity. In that time, I  have experimented with music (an ill-advised and largely unfruitful attempt at learning the guitar) and photography, which honestly, I do quite enjoy.

However, i have always been - and in my heart, will always be - a writer. Words, for me,  transcend the limits of any other form of expression. They speak directly to my soul and make me fall in love with the author.

In short, it's great to be writing again and I look forward to sharing this rediscovery of my first love with any who will do me the honor of coming along with me. Here, I will lay myself bare, my thoughts, opinions, my truth.

Welcome to Ruthless Authenticity.

angels don't tarry

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I didn't believe it at first. It was some sort of cruel joke, and it wasn't funny.

In my mind, I went over the hows, the whys. It did not seem possible that one, such as you, so full of life could so suddenly be devoid it.
But angels don't tarry and that's what you were, an angel, bringing light to all you touched.
Loved by all, your light will carry on burning in the hearts of all who knew you.
Too soon, but God calls his angels home when He will.

You have left a void, but we recognize that to be absent with us is to be present with Him.

We will celebrate you, dear friend.

Happy birthday Bisi.