work in progress (xii)

  “It is a curious thing, Harry, but perhaps those who are best suited to power are those who have never sought it. Those who, like you, have leadership thrust upon them, and take up the mantle because they must, and find to their own surprise that they wear it well.” ― J.K. Rowling, Harry … Continue reading work in progress (xii)

life’s journey

“Love makes the journey we call life worthwhile.” ― Debasish Mridha “Look where YOU have been; view where YOU are at; seek where YOU want to be.” ―Gwendolyn Moore aka Mozette “The ship is always off course. Anybody who sails knows that. Sailing is being off course and correcting. That gives a sense of what … Continue reading life’s journey

life’s journey

“You’ll learn, as you get older, that rules are made to be broken. Be bold enough to live life on your terms, and never, ever apologize for it. Go against the grain, refuse to conform, take the road less traveled instead of the well-beaten path. Laugh in the face of adversity, and leap before you … Continue reading life’s journey

our origins

“City people. They may know how to street fight but they don't know how to wade through manure.” ― Melina Marchetta, On the Jellicoe Road “We get so used to the gregarious nature of our towns and villages that we forget how crowded our existence has become.” ― Fennel Hudson, Wild Carp - Fennel's Journal … Continue reading our origins

the night

  Almost half of the population of the world lives in rural regions and mostly in a state of poverty. Such inequalities in human development have been one of the primary reasons for unrest and, in some parts of the world, even violence. -A. P. J. Abdul Kalam Living in a rural setting exposes you … Continue reading the night

Praetorian Guards

“Promises are only as strong as the person who gives them ...” ― Stephen Richards “Broken vows are like broken mirrors. They leave those who held to them bleeding and staring at fractured images of themselves. (pg. 161)” ― Richard Paul Evans, Promise Me       “Don't make any promises that you can't keep” … Continue reading Praetorian Guards

the journey

“It was a country life, a precious existence.” ― Fennel Hudson, A Meaningful Life - Fennel's Journal - No. 1 My thoughts riot As the bus sped into the bush.   The luxuriant vegetation Choked the snaky road, Throwing the bus Into the bush’s waiting Arms.   My mind wanders And wonder Is there a place … Continue reading the journey

people are living there?

"The all-pervading disease of the modern world is the total imbalance between city and countryside, an imbalance in terms of wealth, power, culture, attraction and hope. The former has become over-extended and the latter has atrophied. The city has become the universal magnet, while rural life has lost its savour. Yet it remains an unalterable … Continue reading people are living there?

why? why?? why???

“God is inscrutable, mysterious and unknowable. We do not understand what life is about, what it means, why we are here and what will happen to us after our brief sojourn on the planet ends. We are saved, in the end, by faith--faith that life is not meaningless and random, that there is a purpose … Continue reading why? why?? why???

the Thug is abroad

As long as poverty, injustice and gross inequality persist in our world, none of us can truly rest. Nelson Mandela Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from … Continue reading the Thug is abroad