MercyfulGrace Blog Diaries with ‘Ollie Locke’ – Meeting Ollie Locke :: By Àrèmúorin – Anthony Everest :: ::

It was a night in town – proceeded to see an old friend at a gig. Literally walked past him as he smiled at me walking by. I’ve got this thing, where I pretend not to look at strangers, sometimes – when I’m a little bit apprehensive. You know that look. Ha ah. ah …’ I have a habit of staring too long; and too much, so I try my utter best to keep my cool and dignity in tact – mostly. Funny story really.

with ollie locke & oscar & aremuorin

Saw him first on Made In Chelsea, a few years ago. He resonated like a dream. Thought I was watching myself innately, except for the long hair. I knew inside – that was probably not the only found resonance. A thing I adopted, later – for a summer, and a while. He captured me from the onset and I got hooked, on the program, the story line’s and that poor girl ‘Gabriella’.
Love is a crazy thing – it makes you do some crazy things ..’ MIC is definitely ‘incestous’ to say the least, according to Spencer Mathews – famous line. So, anyway – back to Ollie. For some reason – someone at the time – proceeded to introduce us, as by this time –  he sat next to me at the same table and I was still keeping my cool. That cool! yea.h ..’ I was zoning in my own world trying to figure things out in my own head. Must have been one of those half awake moments.
Ollie, Alexandra Burke, Oscar, Birthday Boy & Àrèmúorin
Later on – when it clicked – I was hysterical, uncontrollably; I’ll never forget. It was one of those profound moments. That dose not often, happen to me. He had to walk up and down in my view – to make me calm down. All the memories of seeing him for the first time – flooded back, frame by frame. I feel embarrassed – slightly now, looking back. OMG! Wao. I later apologised repeatedly – once we settled in to chatting and him showing me his new iPhone  – that had a messaging tech problem – I couldn’t fix :: we became more acquainted.
And – they came like butterflies – Like a Honey to the Bee ..’
As the night ended and those who had work the next day left – we went on to party the night out at Mahiki. I was still glued to my photo’s that I took earlier of everyone in high spirit’s – while he and every one else who came along – went on to drink themselves stupid. And yea, the girls – they came like butterflies. Like honey to the bee. Could easily get accustomed to this. Unfortunately, I don’t drink, nor smoke – so I remained the boring one in the bunch. But it gave me perspective and reasons to celebrate life. Difficult for me for medical reasons – but I tried to blend in for a while before I left for home.
Was going through my photo album this morning and found this picture. With a little help and luck :: you are now reading this and sharing in this memory with me. Isn’t it wonderful when we make the most of life ..’ I’m just saying – ‘Make It Count’ :: Mercy! Most  nights before I sleep – I ask myself – what if tomorrow never comes? Then, I pray like it is. May my soul; God – you keep.
To have seen so many light and shades from evil to kind all wrapped in one. :: I have come through many trials and temptations. Evolved through, fire and rain – pained and gained a whole lot of new meaning to life. Through it all, I stand corrected in Love*. Firmly rooted, grounded in its stead.
Many passing, fancy, pansy thrills, come and go – to taunt you with the pressure of lying down and rolling over in a cut throat showbizy industry, where the commodity of cheap fame, is back stabbing and greedy grabbing. Love has become so endearingly rear. An ever constant quest that would make the weak strong and stronger faint, sometimes. Still, I know who I am.
Until the music and faith dies in me, then will I stop – Singing, Writing, Living, diarising every moment to the fullest – Like I do :: When I see realness, I embrace it with all my heart and soul. I rise to it and take a great good look with detailed spiritual mental notes; for when I remember – should I forget.
Stuck in time that’s not mine …’ I live in “THE MOMENT”. Every breath – every second. Cherishing the gifts given. Wisdom, knowledge, the power of loving & understanding.  You’d be surprised how much hope and dreams can avail some else’s life – to make their existence easier just to make it through another arduous day.
How can people be so self righteous to think, they hold the license to judge other people. Now, if we were to take a microscope to delve into your so called perfect Life; what would we find? Uhm?
‘A Xtain is nothing but a beggar who found the bread who ought to show another beggar where he found the bread.’ – Bishop TD Jakes :: ‘Many people are smiling but they are not genuinely happy’ – Lurin Cato :: ‘Sometimes some people don’t want to see the truth, but that is the truth’ – Àrèmúorin ::
For Believers – Christ is the Hope & Glory for all. God’s love is :: ‘an eternal sunshine’ of Joy! Jesus asks us to come to him – for if we are heavy laden :: he will give us rest :: Nobody comes to the father except through him. That’s the faith of the believer. A Christ-like believer. I don’t know what Ollie believes in, but it’s worth sharing what I believe in. Some people, share material things from cigarettes to, lovers and sorts. Why not Faith.
Redemption by @Aremuorin
Imagine – you had the chance to do it all over again with that one person you may never see or meet again. Would you share that one thing you cherish most above all other things – with that stranger; or that new friend ..’  I would. I’m not talking about cigarettes, clothes, lovers or alcohol. I’m talking about Love*.  God Is Love* and he loves us very much. Even you and I. It’s only a question of faith. ::  Ever since I did, I never looked back on this faith. The party always comes to an end. Not this one.
Shine like you’ve never shone before
When everything else fades, this one truth remains. :: An Unrivalled :: Undivided – Love* :: This eternal life is the Love of God no one can never take away from you (us), forever and ever. The Greatest thing about the Grace of God is that :: this Salvation & Redemption is not an exclusive privilege – its freely given :: AMEN ::
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him, shall not perish; but have eternal life” John 3:16
{Special Thanks to – @zoeivmist and every one else who has contributed or helped on this post. Much Love*}
:: “So much work to do, so little time to do it!” ::

Àrèmúorin – Anthony Everest is a Jazz, Soul-R&B Award Winning Indie Singer-Songwriter, Author, Producer & 7X multi award nominee :: No1, 49+ Weeks, Jazz Charts ::

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