Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while you could miss it.
— ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’ (1986)
If you know me, you know I love the coast. I don’t think I could ever get tired of it. If i had it my way, i’d probably live and work there. There’s just something about it. I don’t know if it’s the humidity or the salty air that just makes life move a little slower. And it’s not just when i’m on holiday, sipping on madafu and listening to Demis Roussos. Even during my six week attachment at the law courts in Malindi last year, life was still the same. Work was done, albeit much slower than I imagine it being at Milimani.? But I don’t think I took that many naps in my life since, probably, when I was in nursery school —lol!
In addition to that, there’s always a warmly welcomed disconnect with my phone. I’m not going to pretend that i’m unlike every other youth in Nairobi who’s just a tiny bit attached to their phone, but coast makes you forget about it. I find myself just wanting be outside and I mean, really be there. Be it, reading a book by the beach, taking walks to explore and see the area, grabbing an ice cream (i desperately need to find out how Osteria make their gelato) with a friend or even just playing monopoly with the family, taking in the view of the ocean.
Maybe that’s what I love about it most. The fact that it makes you slow down a bit, take things in and just enjoy living. (Yes, i’m still actively trying to live in the moment. Refer to here and here.?) I found this quote from the movie ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’ —once again on my usual Pinterest runs— and I immediately thought of coast. Hence this tribute post!
Sometimes I fantasize that our country’s capital was at the coast. I wonder then, if Mombasa life would end up being as fast-paced as Nairobi. I’d hope not! It should just stay the way it is. 🙂
Crotchet crop/swim top – @joheartyarns
Wrap skirt – LC Waikiki
Maroon Hat – Lookie here 🙂
Slides – CBD
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— Ivy xx