Ode: Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood BY WILLIAM WORDSWORTH

There was a time when meadow, grove, and stream, The earth, and every common sight, To me did seem Apparelled in celestial light, The glory and the freshness of a dream. It is not now as it hath been of yore;— Turn wheresoe'er I may, By night or day. The things which I have seen … Continue reading Ode: Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood BY WILLIAM WORDSWORTH

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The painful story of a breakup * Blood and Gold

"But Bianca, what has it always been with you and me but harmony? Think of our long years when we dwelt in the shrine, and went out on the night winds where I could carry us. Think of the quiet between us, or the long conversations in which I talked of so many things and … Continue reading The painful story of a breakup * Blood and Gold

Loneliness is the human condition

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Loneliness is the human condition. Cultivate it. The way it tunnels into you allows your soul room to grow. Never expect to outgrow loneliness. Never hope to find people who will understand you, someone to fill that space. An intelligent, sensitive person is the exception, the very great exception. If you expect to find people … Continue reading Loneliness is the human condition

The desire to be a free woman in Jane Eyre

Inspired by the theatre play, I re-read my favourite parts of the book. Everybody knows the romance but few people have had the same yearning for freedom that Jane carries with her. My world had for some years been in Lowood; my experience had been of its rules and systems; now I remembered that the … Continue reading The desire to be a free woman in Jane Eyre

Socialization and is it all that important?

Socialization is extremely critical for human beings, without it life would be dull. In 1938 it was an unfortunate but true case study of this.  A girl named Anna was born to a mentally impaired woman that lived with her father. She was sent countless of places but was then returned home due to financial … Continue reading Socialization and is it all that important?

David Palmer – Emergence Book Review

By far my most favourite post-apocalyptic novel, Emergence was written in 1981 and follows the life of Candidia Maria Smith-Foster, an eleven-year-old girl, who is unaware that she's a Homo post hominem, mankind's next evolutionary step. Hominems have higher IQs, they're stronger, faster, more resistant to illness and trauma, and have quicker reflexes. Their eyesight, … Continue reading David Palmer – Emergence Book Review

Emily Dickinson – A Christmas Poem

Twas just this time, last year, I died. I know I heard the Corn, When I was carried by the Farms — It had the Tassels on — I thought how yellow it would look — When Richard went to mill — And then, I wanted to get out, But something held my will. I … Continue reading Emily Dickinson – A Christmas Poem

Children of the Corn (Stephen King)

Beware of creepy old towns. They might just decide to sacrifice you for their corn. This is a story first written in 1984 by Stephen King which is oddly similar to the story he wrote together with his son (Joe Hill) called "In the tall grass". The idea that folk sacrifice travelers to keep their … Continue reading Children of the Corn (Stephen King)

In the tall grass (Stephen King and Joe Hill Short Story)

In the Tall Grass begins with a sister and brother who pull off to the side of the road after hearing a young boy crying for help from beyond the tall grass. Within minutes they are disoriented, in deeper than seems possible, and they’ve lost one another. The boy’s cries are more and more desperate. … Continue reading In the tall grass (Stephen King and Joe Hill Short Story)