I always love mangos and thankfully I had two mango trees in my house as a child. Climbing them was one of my favourite pastimes.
People would complain that I was a girl and I shouldn’t be climbing trees, but the feeling I got while climbing, was that of absolute freedom. Thankfully my parents appreciated that feeling and never stopped me.
Well, I’m grown now and even though I still get to enjoy my mango’s from time to time, I miss that feeling of freedom I felt when I climbed.
– May Okanigbe