New Words, New Year

Summertime. You read a book. You fall in love with it. It makes you fall in love with the world, with life itself. You have never felt so human, so understood by the words of another. You discover yourself between the pages. Long after the last sentence has been read, the back cover slapped with… Continue reading New Words, New Year

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In Troubled Times

It sticks like the glue of perspiration in a sun-kissed, humid country.  You could flag a frail finger out and touch it in the stagnant air. The lingering putrid odour of a wild beast that you do not wish to encounter in a dark confusing jungle. It is palpable. The scent of war. To those… Continue reading In Troubled Times

Departure (2015) 

Recently  I watched a stunningly moving Anglo-French film called "Departure" (2015). I feel compelled to share it with others because it was probably one of the most exceptionally rendered tales of love, angst, youth, relationships and self-discovery that I've seen in a long time.  Essentially it is the story of Elliot, an adolescent British boy,… Continue reading Departure (2015)