…not really. We only had lunch. The gathering was meant to be a quiet chat about the Kabbalah, which our Arab friend is studying and of which we know too little about. In light of recent events, however, the conversation naturally moved towards religious discrimination, double standards, media manipulation (on both ends) and downright bigotry. And then something interesting happened: […]
Down the spiral ladder Your pet demons’ visiting hour. (Can you truly hate them when you’re their mother?) Can’t you tame them When light shouts louder? You know better. Being born from the water and all The mysteries you claim to know. Just go under.
‘How very lovely to see you again, Lord Peafowl.’ ‘It is an honour, my Queen,’ Peafowl gave the best curtsy he could manage. ‘I am sorry to hear about your late father. He was one of my most loyal subjects.’ ‘Indeed, my Queen. I am afraid that immortality was not one of his many talents.’ ‘Do not be wicked, Gregor,’ […]
As much as I would love to, I’m not someone who finishes all the books she starts, most of the times due to my chronic impatience: “Oh dear, I’m wasting all this time reading this here when there’s a gazillion others over there I want to read as well!” (An absurd reasoning but, being a slow reader, my impatience is […]
maybe I should take up songwriting again though I never could play any instrument well enough to satisfy you melodies in my head.
My very first memory of the Manic Street Preachers is the news of Richey’s disappearance. I was about 12 and just starting to get up to date with modern pop & rock after years of listening to nothing but oldies and my dad’s jazz records. There were the hourly updates by Carolyn Lilipaly with footage of Motorcycle Emptiness and I […]
Manics fan girl gets tickets to watch The Holy Bible being played in full next year. This is how I feel:
To Eliot it was April – for me it’s December. There was always something about this month that made me feel hopelessly nostalgic – even when I was too young to have anything to feel nostalgic about. (I blame romantic Christmas comedies. Maybe I even blame the Christmas season altogether, with its cosy fireplaces, merry gatherings and all the magic […]
It was a full moon that night. The entire house and the entire beach were silver white. She looked for the spot where she had seen the lady in her dream and stood there. ‘Ask the sea for help,’ she remembered. So the young wife stretched her arms out to the sea and, losing herself to her wish, started to […]
I used to feed on the unseen – such a tempting, delusive thing – starving leaving my brain to digest not even mist but air I would just leave it there chewing chewing teeth gritting images brewing (they were everywhere) and I carried them faith full the invisible stories too heavy to bare when I should have known ghosts are […]
E Agitation ebullition.
Simmer down the intermittent pen the intermittent everything this lack of discipline is too exhausting. You’re such a star such a pretty light. Always on always off. Pulsing as if you one day just might expand into soaring flight. But no – not quite. Like a wave a daughter of the restless waters shallow – translucent deep – dark going […]
Finally found a good use for a white pen.
Only the branches seem to grow and multiply – like Sylvia’s tree. I should not depend on the wind as guide – it changes all the time. But the speed with which I need to grow (do I?) may well be the death of me. Shallow roots grow faster but never hold.
Once upon a time there was a poor country whose rulers turned to technology in order to try and fool everyone into thinking they were developed. The Ministry of Education created a new mathematical formula to place teachers in schools in fair order. It was a disaster. The Minister who implemented it – a mathematician – denied any faults or […]
This was my very first (and insignificant) post in the blogosphere, on the now fossilized Eternal M: acontece aos melhores…. I miss the carelessness of being 22, even if I had to work 2 jobs to pay for Uni and the bills.
Three years ago, my TV broke down and I decided not to replace it, depending only on a computer to watch what I wanted, whenever I wanted. Alas, I have recently been afflicted by tech-hater-gobblins, and am now without a PC (borrowing a friend’s as I type this). To make up for it, I went back to watching television. Knowing […]
Watch your step as you tread through the depths. The surface is always safe – all lies rest above the ground. So go ahead out the cave all the way down. You may not even be afraid of the dark or damp dusty tunnels you’ll need to cross to get to us. But make sure your lamp light’s enough for […]
Only just noticed that Hey Rosetta! quote The Handmaid’s Tale on a song from their debut album.
Twitted about The Holy Bible from the Manic Street Preachers – one of the best, most brutally raw & cathartic albums I have ever heard. Immediately gained new follower from account with Bible quotes. Should I tell them?
Coming from an eclectic background where religious beliefs are concerned (extended family who attend Mass without ever having read the Bible vs. Mom and Dad who found more sense & meaning in Eastern philosophies), I have always believed in some kind of higher force. To this day, I still question what that force might be and if it actually exists […]
Stayed up late last night watching interviews with the stunning Margaret Atwood and a Pullman lecture on the importance of book illustrations. Because I’m hardcore that way.