“People talk sometimes of a bestial cruelty, but that’s a great injustice and insult to the beasts; a beast can never be so cruel as a man, so artistically cruel.”
~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky
News of late have just simply been upsetting and are beyond my ability to comprehend. I know that suffering is unavoidable, that unfairness exist in our lives. But, to see human cruelty so blatantly executed and even defended leave me reeling in disbelief and anger. Children so young were forcibly separated from their parents and put in cage-like confinements. To even try and justify that is obscene. As a mother, as a woman…no, as a mere human being, I am beyond horrified. Every day has been a test to the limit of our forbearance. The decision to halt the separation provides a slight relief but I brace myself for the uncertainty of tomorrow. Cruelty, after all, knows no bounds.
I want to thank Ana from Mom With Chiari, one of the few bloggers who has really been my support on my blogging journey and who continues to inspire me with the way she embraces her life and thrives in it. If you haven’t visited her blog yet, you have been missing out. 🙂 Read More »
I was only in first grade and my mom had enrolled me in an after school English tutoring center. You may have guessed it from reading my posts but English is not my first language. My mom, eager to give me the best education possible, had inquired around and heard that this particular center was highly esteemed among parents.
The director of the center was a middle-aged woman who would always speak slowly and deliberately. Never one to raise her voice, she always appeared calm and composed. She would walk slowly too in her loose top and wide legged pants, making meaning of each step, as if radiating the aura of a sage. She was the recipient of the first memorable lie I ever told.Read More »
“We never look deeply into the quality of a tree; we never really touch it, feel its solidity, its rough bark, and hear the sound that is part of the tree. Not the sound of wind through the leaves, not the breeze of a morning that flutters the leaves, but its own sound, the sound of the trunk and the silent sound of the roots.”
~ Jiddu Krishnamurti
Today, I stumbled upon a tree, generous with its shade and a beauty to behold. It beckoned imagination of mystical beings and wood fairies, of the likes of Oberon, Titania and Puck from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”. How I rued not bringing my regular camera with me but the phone would have to do.
” Life is really simple but we insist on making it complicated.” ~ Confucius
Have you had a sleepless night before? I had that kind of night a few months ago, where confusion, anger and sadness were all tangled and mangled into an unrecognizable jumble of helplessness that was me. Read More »