Never mistake silence for weakness. Remember that sometimes the air stills, before the onset of a hurricane - Nikita Gill, Her Silence I tried to write this post on a Friday night. I leaned back in my bed, opened up a blank page on my laptop and stared at the cursor, blinking at me tauntingly; I … Continue reading The Blinking Cursor
In my cupboard live about thirty notebooks, journals and binders, all different books of some description. I’m typing this piece on my blog, which showcases stuff that’s been compulsory in my classes and other things I’m proud of, or want to explore. This stuff will become, if it hasn’t already, the window an employer will … Continue reading A Nuanced Pause
I January 27th 2016 He's pulled me to front counter at the end of my shift. Out of earshot of everyone else. They're cleaning up. They don't need instruction, they've been doing it the same way, in the same order, for years. Like greasy teenage robots. Lots of things are beeping, but that's normal. I … Continue reading Say “Yes” to Me.
“Do you know what a poem is, Esther?" "No, what?" I would say. "A piece of dust." (Sylvia Plath) We exist in an odd shell. Fragility is a rich, red blood and society is a shark - but you're protected by a shark net. You're just bleeding out in the ocean, dying slowly, whilst the … Continue reading The Bureau Drawer
I engaged in a legitimate I Ching spiritual reading two weeks ago, in the confines of my bedroom - via app. It didn't phase me at all. I'm what Mark Prensky would describe as a "digital native"; I circumnavigate the corners of the globe via technology, as effortlessly as I breathe, without conscious consideration. … Continue reading Untangling the Strings of I Ching
The fireplace, which used to be the centre of the house and a node of comfort and warmth, became angry. It would shake and roar. Maybe we had made it anxious too; during that last year especially, it stopped being a friend.
I've been searching for meaning for as long as I can remember. Past ventures include experimenting with tarot cards, astrology, palm reading, numerology and visiting a psychic. Given this, it makes perfect sense to me to explore a topic I am passionate about, but in a different culture. For this assessment I will be focusing … Continue reading I Ching (我清) for iPhone*