My Lockdown Story – Collette Obi

by Collette Obi

A Lockdown Story
By: Collette Obi

My lockdown story has really been ‘something’.

The house feels it too.
Cold beds going warm and windows welcoming air.

Now I see the true meaning of family time.
I get a lot of opportunity to sit at the feet of my father, listen to my mother’s laughter, and the chitchats from my siblings.

I noticed new strands of grey on my parents’ heads the other day.
Soothing, yet alarming.
The little things now becoming the most important.
I am grateful to God for what I have.
He has been there from the very beginning.
I’ve picked up a habit from where I left off.
It feels good getting lost in the pages of a book.
I can’t go out physically, why not mentally?
I’ve learnt how to abound and to abase. COVID taught me.

A Note From Eden: Dear Collette,
You carry so much sunshine within, and this radiates in the brilliance you emit, effortlessly. You are bright light, a reflection of the stars glowing through the dark. You are everything beautiful. Thanks for sharing your truth with us at Express-Shun. The world is dark enough. Continue to shine the light that you are.


Much love!!

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Emmanuel Ike June 10, 2020 - 4:35 pm

The very first line in your story got me laughing! “even the house felt it” indeed. I don’t think there’s anything that didn’t feel this COVID period. Even animals! Beautiful story here

Joy Caleb June 10, 2020 - 4:46 pm

So lovely

David Bamidele June 10, 2020 - 4:50 pm

Why not mentally?! So true

Ala W. Mattews June 10, 2020 - 6:48 pm

“The little things now becoming the most important” it’s these little things that matter always

June Hillary June 10, 2020 - 7:06 pm


Yemi Babatunde June 10, 2020 - 8:56 pm

Family time was just the best remedy for this COVID period, especially the lockdown. I can relate big time

Collette Obi June 10, 2020 - 10:12 pm

Thank you all.

Naomi June 10, 2020 - 11:08 pm

“The little things now becoming the most important[…]” Really nice Collette 😍

HCF June 11, 2020 - 1:59 am

Your write-up is such catchy & grammatically enriched. To me, your story truly depict the unexpected benefit of COVID19 (if not the only) in our modern day family, though an irresistibly lifestyle.

Pablo June 11, 2020 - 5:32 pm


Rita M. June 11, 2020 - 6:50 pm

So lovely!

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You obviously know what youre talking about, why waste your intelligence on just posting videos to
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