Once upon a time I owned a Yahoo mail account!
Yes, n’ezikokolima gaali maji (Even those cockerels that crow were once eggs)
So out of curiousity or my involuntary insomnia I managed to recover my password, marking thousands of emails as read, the chain letters, the 419ers and things I subscribed to that had me holding my ribs in laughter induced pain.
All emails being read, I looked through the sent folder and saw the young man forwarding chain letters, applying for opportunities and writing to penpals abroad.
The sentence construction in there is exquisite and complete. These days I have to be reminded to use full sentences.
I don’t know how I ended up in the outbox folder but there were tears of nostalgia in my eyes and a little bit of rage as I skimmed through the words of anger I held back and the opportunities I might have missed because I held back. Michael Jordan was right about that.
You miss 100% of all the shots you never take! Wayne Graetzky
I came across an email to a Namukasa. The name was typed into the To: section but it wasn’t an email address just the name.
In the subject line were two words “Emotional Rollercoaster”.
This piqued my interest as I started to read smiling at my seeming poetic prowess in 2010 before I saw brackets and realised these were song lyrics and definitely not mine. My mind raced. Who is / was Namukasa and why was I sending her this song?
I searched my Facebook friends, recovered my Hi5 account but couldn’t find a Namukasa. Perhaps she spells it differently these days, same way my emails have less salutations. Nam_casa? Just know, all variations brought no results.
This was a terrible idea because there are several Namukasas and image search wasn’t helpful.
Defeated I typed “lyrics Emotional Roller Coaster” and found out about a one Vivian Green that had sang a song. The YouTube link had me mellow and feeling bashful again. I know you’ll agree with me that this song / lyrics were purposefully chosen.
So Namukasa, if you are reading this, please send me your email address so I can deliver your message.
Perhaps you will help me fill the gap and find me, because I am lost and on an emotional roller coaster and I need reminding