RonovanWrites Haiku Challenge 179 with prompt words - Flare, Steam Passion erupting Light showers, the earth rumbles Effervescent life. ~ FlorenceT And if you are wondering... 🙂 Flare = erupting Steam = effervescent © 2017 FlorenceT Copyright reserved. The author asserts her moral and legal rights over this work.
The sub-title “A Brief History of Tomorrow” caught my attention, and as my daughter said, “of course! You are a nerd”. 🙂
What’s it about?
What is the meaning of life?
What is the purpose of life?
What compels human evolution?
What motivates human society?
What is the future of humankind?
Yuval Noah Harari attempts to answer these questions and provides, as indicated in the sub-title, a possible future based on human history. It is a book about an apocalyptic future in which technology plays a major role.
Harari is a history professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem…
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RonovanWrites Haiku Challenge 178 with prompt words - Bold, Daring Having written the haiku, I searched for images and found this fun and imaginative art by Edgar Artis, an Armenian fashion illustrator who uses everyday objects for his fashion drawings. Can you see what the objects are? Bold colours and lines, Singular in expression, Courage... Continue Reading →
A review I did on LitWorldInterviews.com a while back of a book worth recommending … still.
I had read this book when it was first published in 2013. The second print was released in January 2014. It is a book to share, a book that will change your perspectives which is why I have chosen to review it for my first post in LitWorldInterviews.
Though trained in therapy, this review is written not from the perspective of a therapist but rather that of a reader who happens to be a therapist.
Title: The Examined Life: How We Lose and Find Ourselves
Author: Stephen Grosz
Publisher: Chatto & Windus (3 Jan 2013)
Pages: Hardback, 240 pages
Genre: Literary Non-Fiction – Psychology
What’s it about?
The Examined Life is a collection of essays based on Stephen Grosz’ case histories of his work as a psychoanalyst. In Grosz’ words, it is a book about ‘change and loss’.
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I am imbued with a sense of excitement – for you as you go into the world. Beyond adventure and travel, this is symbolic of the independence, the adulthood you are embarking upon. Because I have lived longer years and seen more things that could go wrong than you, I am feeling far less invincible... Continue Reading →
These words – “A novel inspired by Marina Abramovic” – on the cover of “The Museum of Modern Love” were all the reasons I needed to read this book.
Publishers: Allen & Unwin (2016)
Format: Kindle, Paperback
Genre: Fiction – Contemporary
What’s it about?
“The Museum of Modern Love” by Heather Rose traces the soul of Arky Levin, a film composer. Arky is separated from his wife, Lydia. She has asked him to keep a promise. And he does. So why is he troubled? In his restlessness, he wanders into the MOMA and sees Marina Abramovic in The Artist Is Present.
The novel spans the 75 days in which Marina performed between the months of March and May of 2010. It goes…
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RonovanWrites Haiku Challenge 177 with prompt words - Strong, Heart Vulnerable strength, Heart beating its own rhythm, Selfish or selfless? ~ FlorenceT © 2017 FlorenceT Copyright reserved. The author asserts her moral and legal rights over this work.
She gives up. Teri had tossed and turned for what seems like hours. She swings her legs off the side of the bed and makes her way to the kitchen. A cup of tea might soothe her. Their earlier conversation swirls in her mind. Of course, he is now sleeping peacefully, oblivious to the thoughts... Continue Reading →
Letting go is not an easy thing to do for one – moi - who is used to managing things. This is especially when I have to let go of who-is-now a young man, filled with enthusiasm for life, feeling entirely invincible. But then I know better, don’t I? I still remember his need for... Continue Reading →
RonovanWrites Haiku Challenge 176 with prompt words - Broken, Over I must have time on my hands, or that these two words resonate... so here's three haikus from me... and there's more! When the world's shattered, as thunder roars and storms rage, Renew, start over. Broken spirit howls Enough, it's over; let me rest this... Continue Reading →
A song of "ceaseless yearning and never ending want". I find no peace, and all my war is done; I fear and hope, I burn and freeze like ice; I fly above the wind, and yet I cannot arise; And naught I have, and all the world I seize upon. ~ Sir Thomas Wyatt the... Continue Reading →
Somewhat cynical, I went to see the remake of "Murder on the Orient Express" adapted from Agatha Christie's book of the same name. I grew up with Agatha Christie, her books a respite for a child filled with curiosity and desire to problem-solve. Not surprisingly then that law became a first career. Kenneth Branagh, a... Continue Reading →
RonovanWrites Haiku Challenge 175 with prompt words - Short, Sexy Short and seductive, Strong, it beckons with no fuss, Tongue scalded in haste. ~ FlorenceT © 2017 FlorenceT Copyright reserved. The author asserts her moral and legal rights over this work.
Singing is not just singing. It is more than a big voice, a quirky or unique voice, a love of song and expression. Because I had always wanted to, because I did before and enjoyed it, because I promised myself I would do what I love, I took a step forward. I returned to being... Continue Reading →