Tag: writing

a fifty percent attempt

Fifty "Fifty" is a 2015 Nigerian romantic drama film released on December 18, 2015. Fifty captures few pivotal days of four women at the pinnacle of their careers. "FIFTY – The Movie" in New Zealand follows Mal Law’s bold attempt to run 50 mountain marathons over 50 peaks in just 50 days, all around New Zealand, … Continue reading a fifty percent attempt

“You are much, much more.” she wrote

I decided to post some quotes of a much loved Irish writer of stories. She wrote of simple ordinary everyday people, but their stories are credible and real. Of love and deceit, family drama, wealth and poverty, of friendship and courage. Families and people who aren’t always quite what they seem. Maeve Binchy Quotes “I'll … Continue reading “You are much, much more.” she wrote

So, let our lives Be full of dreams

A few poems quoted at random from Spring Water (published 1923) by Bingxin (Chinese: “Pure in Heart”), a woman poet from China. Spring Water 1 Water in spring, It is another year, And you are still running after the breeze. May I have a look at My reflection again? Water replies gently with thanks: "My friend, … Continue reading So, let our lives Be full of dreams

Don’t tell me women are not the stuff of heroes

Don't tell me women are not the stuff of heroes, I alone rode over the East Sea's winds for ten thousand leagues. My poetic thoughts ever expand, like a sail between ocean and heaven. I dreamed of your three islands, all gems, all dazzling with moonlight. I grieve to think of the bronze camels, guardians … Continue reading Don’t tell me women are not the stuff of heroes

Schoolteacher, physician, and mother

Schoolteacher, physician, and mother. Kidd Trout (April 21, 1841 - November 10, 1921) was the first woman in Canada legally to become a medical doctor, and was the only woman in Canada licensed to practice medicine until 1880, when Emily Stowe completed the official qualifications. The field of the 19th Century was dominated by men while … Continue reading Schoolteacher, physician, and mother

She said,“I like adventures, and I’m going to find some.” (short quotes)

Louisa May Alcott quotes “Preserve your memories, keep them well, what you forget you can never retell.” “Life is like college; may I graduate and earn some honors.” “I like adventures, and I’m going to find some.” “Well, if I can't be happy, I can be useful, perhaps.” “I ask not for any crown But … Continue reading She said,“I like adventures, and I’m going to find some.” (short quotes)

It took her eleven years to achieve her calling

Harper Lee was accepted into the university's law school, but she soon decided that writing was her true calling. In 1949, a 23-year-old Lee arrived in New York City to start her writing career. Her first book was published in 1960, the famous classic for which she is now best known , the Pulitzer Prize-winning … Continue reading It took her eleven years to achieve her calling

Too far for tears: a haiku letter

Too far for my heart draining silent tears at night an ocean apart ~~~~~~~~~~~~Although I know we shall not try to communicate unless there is urgency to say something to make sure the other party know first hand what is happening, I still take up the phone often in an absent-minded way, pointing my index … Continue reading Too far for tears: a haiku letter

Dearest love, she replied: a haiku

Dearest love, she replied: Yes I read you across realms thousand tears and smiles ~~~~~~~~~~Sometimes they cannot receive the physical letters from each other. Often it's because one of them has traveled too far and beyond. There is no modern communication network in those realms. Sometimes it may not be physically appropriate to write and … Continue reading Dearest love, she replied: a haiku

random quotes of women on writing

“On a gray afternoon I sit in a silent room and contemplate din. In the street a single car passes - a rapid bass vowel - and then it is quiet again. So what is this uproar, this hubbub, this heaving rumble of zigzag static I keep hearing? This echo chamber spooling out spirals of … Continue reading random quotes of women on writing

till we say goodbye

happy time abide thank you for singing awhile till we say goodbye ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ For lo, the winter is past, The rain is over and gone. The flowers appear on the earth; The time of singing has come, And the voice of the turtledove Is heard in our land. The fig tree puts forth her green … Continue reading till we say goodbye

adieu mon ami to old dreams

they came to this point saying goodbye to old dreams adieu mon ami ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Everyday we walk and come across junctions. A junction is a place where we halt briefly and make a decision to choose one direction to continue. It can be a junction of three directions including the one from which you have … Continue reading adieu mon ami to old dreams

her eyes will not cry

her eyes will not cry on such a glorious morning wordless love from sky ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Sadness cannot overcome a heart that is determined to smile. Yes, despite disappointment, hurt and perhaps even pain. There is always a greater love to look up to. The psalmist said, "Surely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me … Continue reading her eyes will not cry

grand-aunt’s visit 13: speak without a sound or word

Grand-aunt's remarks: "off mango season." chagrined she heard them talking too like her own friends ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ It is a mystery that we can understand one another in the universe. Human use mostly verbal and visual language to communicate. How do others communicate? Do things of nature or the supernatural talk? Indeed, often communication is through … Continue reading grand-aunt’s visit 13: speak without a sound or word