Music in The ‘Mat’
I love to travel in matatus that have good sound systems. I love to be in a clean, comfortable matatu,most of the ones with good sound systems have these qualities. Why? Because they have taken time to take care of the basics – a vehicle in good condition, proper seatswell cleaned. Then, after that, they have decided to ‘pimp’ it up,give it some good sound, lighting effects,even invested in several DJ mixes.
I enjoy travelling in this mats, I enjoy the experience. It’s worth more than the fare that I pay,it helps to get my mind off of thingsmomentarily get lost in the world they have created.
Occasionally, especially recently, my line of thought will get interrupted by some loud music from some campaign vehicles. That music is so loud,the brightly dressed crowd members are dancing in enjoyment as they troll along.
But soon we part ways,I go back to the music in my ‘mat’. Depending on how good the music is, I can just tune back incontinue relaxing, or I can be thinking about the vehicle that passed. With good investment in the sound system, when there’s clarity, the woofers are almost in sync with my heartbeat…. then I easily get back to my relaxing world.
But occasionally I’m not so lucky,I go on thinking about the other vehicle’s sound. Something like our Christian Faith, I think. When what we have in our hearts is well conditionedinvested in, the passing excitements of this world will be just that, passing excitements. But when our faith is faltering, we will more often than not be preoccupied with the music from vehicles not going in our way, Heaven’s Way, and, although I may not alightboard that vehicle, in our spiritual lives, that can easily happen.
~ Guard your heart with all diligence. ~ Bible