When I got the news of his death, the first thing I asked was what everyone always asked. “How did he die?”
My friend slumped while jogging.
Well, life sucks, and some things are not unusual
It is not unusual for young people to die
It is not unusual for a friend to die
It is not even ususual for people to slump while jogging.
What hit me the most was “Why kelechi?”
I mean he was one of the most jovial, fun-loving, life-living people I ever met. The only time you see him with a straight face was when he was very sucked into his laptop, working. He was tall, light, always bouncing, smiling, and laughing. When it came to radiance, this guy could compete with sunshine itself.
So I thought to myself, it is not fair.
Why didn’t death take someone else, someone that didn’t love or appreciate life, couldn’t live life to the maximum, maybe someone who is always gloomy… who couldn’t appreciate that health he had, perhaps someone that even wanted to commit suicide?
This should be the merit list death should use if it want to admit people into its school
All I am saying is that if death is roaming around, trying to rip people’s lives off, there are some people it has no business touching, and Kelechi Umelo is one of them.
Life sucks many times
But death sucks so much more.