What does it mean when teenagers say "i upendo you" to eachother, au when they tell their Marafiki that they're so in upendo with so-and-so? It's not true, forever and always love, not yet, but teenage upendo does exist. What is it, exactly, though?
Teenage upendo is falling in upendo at a young age, possibly for the first time but not the last.
Teenage upendo is thinking about someone and no one else in your spare time, and fantasizing about what "should have been".
Teenage upendo is sometimes saying "i upendo you" not because wewe mean it, but because wewe know its what wewe should say.
Teenage upendo is kissing in the rain.
Teenage upendo is screaming, fighting, and crying and walking out the door, then calling eachother a few dakika later and saying you're sorry.
Teenage upendo is either being overjoyed and happy on valentine's siku au completely miserable.
Teenage upendo is loving someone and not being able to stop loving them, no matter how many times they hurt you.
Teenage upendo is saying forever, and wanting it to be true, but knowing it won't be. It can't be.
Teenage upendo is getting nervous when wewe pass them in the hall at school au walk kwa their locker.
Teenage upendo is smiling at someone just because.
Teenage upendo is listening to a Taylor mwepesi, teleka song and smiling because it's so true.
Teenage upendo is being totally, completely, and magically in upendo with someone, but not really knowing what that means yet.