My mind. It is strong and holds all of who I am. It is still forming and growing and in so many ways, still the same. My mind. It is expansive, and there is so much room to fill, so much more to know.Read More
The act of writing itself is like an act of love. There is contact. There is exchange too. We no longer know whether the words come out of the ink onto the page, or whether they emerge from the page itself where they were sleeping, the ink merely giving them colour.Read More
But, then, how many of us will be saved the pain of seeing the most important things in our lives disappearing from one moment to the next? I don’t just mean people, but our ideas and dreams too..Read More
She wanted to push him away and punish him for what he did but what she didn’t know was by doing that, she was drawing him closer. Mqhele loves the soft and innocent side of her more, the fragile and perfect. Mqoqi is different.Read More
Can you be from a place
you have never been?
You can find the island stamped all over me,
but what would the island find if I was there?
Can you claim a home that does not know you,
much less claim you as its own?
What is certain is that we return better, because experiencing the lives of others makes us understand their aims and dreams, their fears and foils, the challenges and difficulties, and joys and triumphs, that they face. It helps us grow and empathise, and see all the little pictures that make up the bigger one we see from the omniscience of the narrator.Read More
Yes, like bread… I’ve watched the women making bread at the centre. The ingredients do nothing on their own, but when they’re all together, they stick together and rise. They get beaten down and they rise again.Read More
I have this weird obsession about buying books and looking at them with a smile, even if I won’t read them soon. At least they are mine now.Read More
“I wish we could sometimes love the characters in real life as we love the characters in romances. There are a great many human souls whom we should accept more kindly, and even appreciate more clearly, if we simply thought of them as people in a story.”
― G.K. Chesterton
“But it’s not really about just memory. If someone has studied you and you always play the same moves, then they know what you’re going to do. If you’re predictable then you’re vulnerable. They might set traps or change the style of the game so that it makes it really hard for you to play the kind of game that you want to play.”
That didn’t sound good at all. I liked winning, and most of the time I did it by playing the way I wanted to play. I didn’t like the idea of people not letting me play that way…Read More