Alan Watts once stated that ‘we seldom realize that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society’. This, to me, is a very important statement. Words are powerful, perhaps […]Read more "The Power of Words – Making sense of Political Correctness"
I have always wanted my life to be epic! Imagine yourself standing on a mountain top. The view is clear and the sun is bright. You can see for miles. Your feet are planted firmly beneath you. There is nothing, not even the wind at your back, that can rock you. And the wind is […]Read more "I have always wanted my life to be epic"
Have you ever noticed that in moments where no pressing task is waiting to be done and nobody is clamoring for your attention that time seemingly slows and you become aware of your surroundings as if for the first time? Perhaps more disturbingly, you come face to face with your own thoughts that suddenly are […]Read more "A bus stop, Nietzsche and a search for meaning in a hectic world"
This week I presented in front of my class. The topic – artistic responses to oppression. Yes, it was one of those classes. For the last few months we had been discussing civil war, gender based violence, globalization, international trade, neo-colonialism, racism and the list goes on and on. There was a lot of theory […]Read more "Poetry of Social Healing and my illegitimate feelings"