Khalil Gibran: Broken Wings

“Solitude has soft, silky hands, but with strong fingers it grasps the heart and makes it ache with sorrow. Solitude is the ally of sorrow as well as a companion of spiritual exaltation.” ~ Broken Wings Sometimes, very briefly, I wish I could empty my identity, to dissolve any sophistication of thought and be mentally…

Forgiveness, One. Friendship, None.

After a busy day at work, today I chose to do some self-reflective practice and gave myself time to remember the raw emotion I was feeling after a person who had hurt me asked that we try to be friends. This came as a shock and I was confused at the time. The emotions were…

The Barnum Effect: What Do ‘I’ Want?

I felt my heart skip a beat, from anxiety really as the nausea lowered my blood pressure that suddenly darkened the bright space around me. The skin on her soft cheeks looked like overripe garnet plums that with one wrong touch could peel right off, her ageing lips muttering words I did not want to…

Generation, Lost?

It is like they become institutionalised. No established careers, no solid ambitions for the future, surrounded by the wrong sort of people that by living within that environment for so long they believe life is static and that they are happy. They easily lie to themselves to justify their circumstances rather than make any effort…

Turkey: The Seventh Seal

You may or may not have heard it. They are the Christian Zionists – or the Christian Right – a sophisticated political and social movement organised in the United States who are ambitiously attempting to spur the Second Coming of Christ. These evangelical fundamentalists have popularised the idea the Bible must be read literally. While perhaps a…

I Shall Not Hate

Book Review Izzeldin Abuelaish I Shall Not Hate: A Gaza Doctor’s Journey On The Road To Peace And Human Dignity ISBN: 978-1-4088-2209-8 I found myself in a fairly difficult situation when I initially encountered this book. That staunch determinism in the face of such horrendous circumstances came to me as being both admirable and inspirational…