Abt Z Box
If you were born and raised in Ethiopia, you’d know the story of the man who dug a hole. He loved gossiping! Dude simply couldn’t put a zipper to it. When, finally, a dear friend told him a secret he should guard with his life, he felt it’s about time he got the spade work going. He dug a hole. Told it all his friend’s secret. Put the dirt back & sealed it. The story doesn’t end there. But my interest in it only goes as far as “the hole”.
I’ve always seen the hole as a sort of “comment box”, a “wailing mountain”, if you will. A place where you go to scream your lungs out and get a relief without being scrutinized. That’s how the internet has always been to me. Which maybe why i’m more outspoken here, than there. Not easy: being Ethiopian, female and opinionated. A girl needs an ”issue box”, or two, to be sane.
Be that as it may, this collection of rags used to not always go by the aforementioned name. It was entitled “Your world & Me”, taking residence at: abesheet . blogspot . com. When all blospots got blocked by you-know-who, I decided to bring my complaints to wordpress and minimize the accusative tone in the title.
You won’t be getting much in the form of “edification” (from the word “edify”, meaning: Enlighten, inform, educate, instruct) here. In the words of somebody nobler, this page won’t edify a cow! But you will see your world as reflected through my eyes. Hope you like what you saw :).
The nick name “abesheet” (meaning “female abesha”) does not stand in support of any Abyssinian ruler (past & present) or atrocities done by him/her!