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The Gift – Sent from Above

Many people walk in and out of our lives
Only the very rare, the very specials ones,
Leave footprints in our hearts
You’re special

You shook our world
Challenged our deepest convictions
Challenged the very core of our beliefs
We’ve heard of VUCA – it’s a volatile world
You brought the volatility home!

We stared uncomfortably in each other’s eyes
Only to find ourselves reflected
Broken and vulnerable

Yet in our brokenness you took us on a journey
A journey of self-discovery
Journey that searches the soul
In our vulnerability we found our humanity

Leadership! Dry concept
From Aristotle through all the ages of ‘great thinkers’
You made it real, fresh, you made it alive
I AM GOOD ENOUGH!!!

The gift that you are….
When we cried, dug in held on dearly to our prejudices
You ridiculed us …. Shut Up!!
Till we saw the absurdity of our ways
You danced with us Chris
With mixed feelings we took off our shoes
Not sure what we’re getting ourselves into
Eager to find out

With our movements we told stories untold
We explored depths,
We found the richness of our existence
WE ARE ALL CHILDREN OF THE UNIVERSE!

Through the journey of self-discovery and self-doubt
We arrive were we started … only to find
EVERYTHING IS AT IT SHOULD BE

Events, memories, mistakes and pain
Even this our parting Chris
Are all GIFTS sent from above to us
We embrace them!

Had it any been but you Chris, this would be goodbye
Not to you Chris
To you we say
Au revoir!
Auf wiedersehen!
See you again friend

Ringisai Chikohomero