“Live it, obviously.” But what is to live? “How should I know? There isn’t a standard textbook answer to that. Anyway, does it even matter?” You’re right. There isn’t. Yes, it does matter. Why else would so many people reflect on what living is? Consider the following quotes. “Life has no remote. Get up and … More So What Do I Do With This Thing Called Life?
Our world is a mess. We are a mess. Our world is a mess because we are too. (I would like to be extremely proud of using a concept I learned in Geometry to make that statement, but now is not the time.) In this day and age, the sun cannot rise and set without … More What Poetry Can Do
AUTHOR’S NOTE: PLEASE READ THIS WHILE KEEPING IN MIND THAT IT WAS WRITTEN IN MID-DECEMBER LAST YEAR AND WAS UNPUBLISHED UNTIL NOW FOR CERTAIN REASONS. Here I am. “Yes.” Alive. In a million pieces, but alive. (grudgingly)”I can see that.” This has been…one hell of a semester. I look back at these past few months … More Dying Out
One of my most recent assignments for my AP English and Language Composition class was to read Mike Bunn’s essay, “How to Read Like A Writer”. I’ll be honest and say that it was a confusing read and a bit too much for me. I suppose my confusion may be reflected in the title of … More No, I Write Like A Reader(Kinda)
“A picture is worth a thousand words.” So goes the common idiom. (Giggle) What is it? “The word idiom sounds a lot like the word idiot, one of my favourite words.” Sigh. Chuckle. Yes. It does, doesn’t it? But it’s the saying itself that intrigues me. How true is that statement? Can an image really … More Of Images and Words
It happened in mid-June in the year of 2011. I was eleven, diagnosed with pneumonia and admitted in hospital. I vaguely recall falling ill after a friend’s birthday party at a water park. Feverish bouts came and…seemed to keep coming. Then arrived the breathing difficulty, unannounced and unwanted. On the third day of my stay, … More To Learn Of Gratitude
Advertisements are one of modern mankind’s most innovative achievements. Daily we are surrounded by images that hurl messages at us from all directions, demanding our attention and forcing our hand at making decisions. These decisions are obviously based on what the ads scream into our faces. ELEGANCE IS TIMELESS! WEAR CHANEL NO.5! BUY DETTOL SOAP! … More When We Reflect Ourselves
Ah, the United States of America. I have never had such conflicting opinions and feelings about a foreign place like I have about the U.S. Especially in the times in which we now live and in light of recent events, I wonder: Why do I feel the way I do about Uncle Sam? Which matters … More Aesthetically Dangerous
“You really aren’t special, you know that?” You’re a bit late. The thought’s already occurred to me. Why remind me now? “Because I can. You’re definitely not unique.” Sigh. Well…you may be right there. I think a lot. I chew on my words and those of others slowly. I reflect on my environment … More Compelling My Eruption
There’s nothing like a written work by Shakespeare to remind me how little I know of the English language and its powers. “I would agree.” Are you with me on this or not?? “Are you so blind? How often do I agree with you on anything?” Keep your hair on, it was just a question. … More Tragic, Isn’t It?