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"I see my life in terms of music."Albert Einstein Songs are like photographs of melodic memories or rhythmic reminders of lessons learned. They can awaken peaceful recollections of salty waves beating white sands smooth; or generate the imaginary smell of hair burning on a hot comb, all within a 3 to 7 minute timeframe. Songs … Continue reading Music Matters
“I have the nerve to walk my own way, however hard, in my search for reality, rather than climb upon the rattling wagon of wishful illusions.” - Letter from Zora Neale Hurston to Countee Cullen Zora with an unidentified man in Belle Glade, Florida life summary The above quote is the first thing featured prominently on … Continue reading Author Spotlight — Zora Neale Hurston
The film’s title alludes to Oliver and Elio’s loving pact to call each other by their own names, recognising that, as [film director] Luca Guadagnino put it in a Q&A: “The other person makes you beautiful – enlightens you, elevates you.” This idea stems ultimately from Aristotle’s views on “true” friendship, but it echoes down the … Continue reading Call Me By Your Name — Um. A Friendship?
This was my first essay of the year and my first Longread! I was inspired by how passionate everyone around me was about this interview. I had to watch it. I've cleaned the post up and I hope it is more enduring. If you have never met him, then meet Soulja Boy, self-professed rap legend: Soulja Boy and Donald Trump were the little kid … Continue reading Soulja Boy Trumped ‘Em
The term beauty is loosely applied to whatever we like. We probably each have it as a heavy part of our vocabularies and deeply imbedded in our psyches. At first glance it sounds simple enough, intuitive even. But in reality, it is a very complex topic. Beauty is never absolute. It has taken on various … Continue reading Beauty or Booty?