Iyetade-Verity-sought to reach the foundation of truth.
Created by Alojaarik on 31/12/2013
“The mysteries of faith are degraded if they are made into an object of affirmation and negation, when in reality they should be an object of contemplation”.
Many years ago in late 1980s, I got to know Iyetade quite well as my sister-in-law to be. She and Peyi (my sweetheart) sometimes seemed like twins, there is only one year between them-they had a number of dresses that were similar and the same elegant style of walking.
I was struck by her choice of books, they were the sort that revealed a probing mind-a tenacious bent to unearth truth. She talked about the notebooks of Simone Weil who I had never read and kept numerous notebooks herself.
She read my copy of "The Road less traveled" by Dr. Scott Peck, to the very marrow. We then would have endless discussions on the poem by Robert Frost, from which Dr Peck lifted a line for the title of his book...
"I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference"
Ah, yes, Tade had a love affair with the "one less traveled by".
The joys, pains, losses and treasures acquired in this journey through a 'less traveled' road are hers and I pray we can over time be enriched by them.
Dr. Aloja Airewele, brother-in-law.