Ladies of Hive Community Contest; #118
I'm thrilled about this week’s community contest. I didn't have to think deeply and hard. The answer was right at the top of my heart because it is part of the things I long for.
1️⃣ If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live and why?
I'm sandwiched between two places with this question. One place is sentimental to me and the other is one of my many wishes.
If I could live anywhere in the world right now, it would be in two places.
Florence in Italy.
Firstly, I find the Italians very refined. I think they are a people rich in culture and heritage. They are such strong and warm characters with a richness I can't explain. Their personalities are striking and conjuring. I believe that many of these traits are strongly connected to their origin and aesthetics. It is to die for.
I choose Florence in Italy because of its people and culture. It looks like a place I can dwell and call home. I want to immerse myself in the color of the city. I want to get lost in its beauty. To be inspired by its art, language, and people.
To experience the life of the Florentines, I'd like to walk the walls of the opera del duomo of Florence. To touch and feel that renaissance and glory would mean the world to me.
I'd like to wander the streets with sun rays on my face and be inspired by the arts, food, and music.
I would climb the towers regularly just to take in the beautiful view of the city. With all the towers from Giotto’s bell tower to the tower of Palazzo Vecchio, every day would be an adventure.
Living in Florence would be my panoramic fantasy come true. It would be a life worthy of postcard pictures.
Nigeria, a place I call home.
I want to live in Florence but I also want to go home. I can't even hide the fact that I'm being sentimental right now. I miss home. It is where the heart is. For me, the years are long and so is the longing in my heart. I miss the beautiful smiling faces come rain or shine, the exotic fruits, the tasty meals, and the vibration of the people.
Being far from home has reiterated to me that there is no place like home. Nigeria is a beautiful place to be in. In a country with over 214 million people and more than 370 ethnic groups, sweet drama, action, fun, and intrigue is the order of the day. Like a Margarita cocktail, it is the perfect recipe for a colorful life. You would find comic material at homes and on the streets. There is never a dull moment. It isn't even possible to live a day in Nigeria without something to smile and laugh about.
The spirit of life in the country is a contagious afro. You cannot help but tap into that energy. The daily hustle and bustle are the secret ingredient to the stuff Nigeria is made of. The people are warm, welcoming, and full of life. Our hearts vibrate to the voices of the wind. We wear the color of the sun on our skin. Nigerians are one of a kind.
The country is rich in history, culture, and heritage. Its uniqueness is how there is unity in so much cultural diversity. You can never get enough of the food, plethora of languages, arts, and entertainment. You walk into any state and I'm telling you the land is so green everywhere. A land kissed by the sun and a place so blessed with the hand of God. So much that we don't even know what to do with it. I think God was showing off when he created Nigeria and its people. It is such a gift to be surrounded by the talents and best brains in the world.
All of this is making me feel very nostalgic. I'm going home!
Both places sound appealing for different reasons. I'd like to visit both at some point, and I understand the sentiments you feel, especially for your home country:)
I'm sure you'll have a lot of fun when you do. They are beautiful places. Thank you so much.
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You just said my mind. I love my country and although I want to go on vacation to places, Nigeria is my home. Will always be. I love the life and the zeal that we have. If I would start vacations, it would be exploring the many hidden treasures of this beautiful land.
That's just the feeling mahn! No place like home I'm telling you. Just experience new places and cultures but home will always be there waiting with open arms.
Thank you so much.
What a nice post, I love that you mentioned two places, Italy is beautiful, my husband is of Italian descent, Florence is a beautiful city, it would certainly be a beautiful place to live, but I am deeply moved by how you miss home, it is touching and beautiful, there is definitely no place like home, I don't know much about Nigeria, so I should do some more research, I am sure I will discover many beautiful and interesting things.
Oh, amazing. Have you been to Italy? It must have been a beautiful experience.
And there is so much to Nigeria. I'm sure you'll find a handful.
Thank you so much for this beautiful comment.
No, unfortunately I have not been to Italy, but my husband has part of his maternal family there.
That is awesome. Perhaps someday you will.
You have a way with words! The way you express your desire for these places is almost poetic.
You capture our home country beautifully! 💕
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Oh my. Thank you so much.
I'm passionate about our Nigeria like that.
I appreciate this.
Both places are nice places to be and to be found in, but the way you emphasis on Nigeria makes me feel you will feel more at home there. Love your writing😊.
Oh yes, I do. Nigeria is my home and I love it.
Thank you so much for reading.
You are welcome.
Hehehe. No place like home indeed. Apart from what is happening in Nigeria, I still would love my home because of the numerous opportunities and blessings surrounding us. !LOLZ
There is always that feeling I can’t explain about home. I know there is a lot going on but there are still things to smile about. Thank you so much.
It's my pleasure 😊
#dreemport land me here again and I saw I already visited you before. Have a wonderful day 👏
sandwiched between 2 countries 😁 made me giggle. But reading rest it touched my heart alot.
I been to Italy so I can relate to that wish to go there as it is worth visiting. The People are kind and generous, and the history and places to see never ends.
But now I wish to see Nigeria to, the way you paint the picture with your words sounds like a magical place.
Such a beautiful way to explain your love for your hometown and you had me after the exotic fruits and beautiful smiling faces 🤗 love that.
I am a big HUGGER so I would probably hug you all 😁 lol
I hope you can go home and live hsppily in the place your ❤️ calls home and that you live the life you wish for Surrounded by People you love.
Thank you for sharing and for painting beautiful pictures in my mind. Nigeria ❤️
Have a wonderful weekend. Cheers 🌸
Haha, I'm sure you giggled. I just couldn't bring myself to pick one. It felt like I would be betraying the other. Hehe.
This means I would never regret Italy when if I find myself there. Now I'm looking forward to it.
And yes, I know I'll be able to go home soon and live life exactly how I want it with my loved ones.
Thank you so much for lighting up my evening.
Why pick one when you can have both? 😁 And for all the right reasons to.
To work towards the life we wish for is a honorble thing and if we can't make ourselves happy then who can?
You deserve it and I send lots of smiles and Hugs from sweden 🤗
Thank you so much.😍😍
No matter how sweet other countries are you will always miss you home I am very certain about that
Just like I do right now. Thank you so much for reading.
Although Italy might be a good place, if you ask me, I prefer Nigeria, I'm sure it will be more fun, colorful and with much more spice.
I know Nigeria is. But I also want to see Italy for myself. Hehe😅
Your use of words have poetic traits.
Are you a poet?
I amazed by the way you chose your country S the second place you will love to be, many won't do the same.
Thanks for sharing.
Thank you so much.
I used to play with poetry in the past. However, I haven’t written a poem in a long time.