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“Remember, it’s still a mystery to be an adult. If you knew it all before eighteen, you’d have nothing to look forward to.”― Carew Papritz, The Legacy Letters: his Wife, his Children, his Final Gift I imagine 18 to be my first step to independence and my first whiff of free will and freedom and everything beautiful. […]

Dear 2021,

Forgiveness is this wonderfully marvellous human thing, I don’t know if you’ve ever forgiven or been forgiven by someone but I need you to know it’s the closest thing to pure freedom, any of us can ever experience. I’ve been writing and thinking about forgiveness for the past month and it’s been a beautiful experience and I want it to be the last thing you feel before you leave.

The Christmas Spirit

Christmas is conventionally a season of joy, togetherness and giving in general. It’s the feast celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ, a saviour who gave himself up to redeem humanity of its sins. In a way, Christmas is a nod at the phase of forgiveness that follows – a virtue we should practice more often.

It makes sense that Christmas is synonymous with love, joy and togetherness and all things so beautifully human. As Toni Sorenson puts it,

The true Christmas spirit is putting others’ happiness before our own, and finding you’ve never known such happiness.

So please give yourselves and those around you your time and be thoughtful at life that unfolds so unpredictably but perfectly so. Forgive everyone and everything that weighs you down, forgive yourselves too – it’s been a hard year for a lot of us and moments of anger and hopelessness have plagued far too many.

It isn’t just beauty that makes us look forward to something, it’s purpose and a need to understand more of who we are, what life can turn out to be. There is this incredibly magical feeling that accompanies peace – the kind that’s emanated by letting go and being able to breathe freely, living in the moment and feeling safe.

On this Christmas day, let go of all that’s been, even if it’s just for a moment and appreciate everyone and everything around you and please have a wonderful time, partaking in the true Christmas Spirit – finding joy in love and forgiveness.

I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a day filled with lots of laughter and peace.

The Bus Ride Home

“… You can’t see a person more nakedly than that, when they don’t know they’re being watched, studied.”― Jo Nesbø, Blood on Snow When the going gets tough, I think of the bus. It was a typical day at school, quite the balanced mixture of embarrassment, awkwardness and laughs. We walk to the bus stop where the […]

Is hope a fraud? | Socratic Circle {October 2021}

To me, hope is a sort of thrust, a variant of faith, a gentle flame – that encourages you to keep going even when, the possibilities of actually succeeding seems bleak. Now as far as fraudulence goes, hope can be a fraud at times but that doesn’t necessarily make it a fraud for everyone. Hope can end up, conveying visions of unrealistic success and it can all feel like a big lie, when reality comes crashing down.

The Cassette Store

I was born into this strange period that served as a transition bridge from what was new to what would be new. I grew up watching recorded movies and listening to songs on cassette tapes, something that my parents had a proclivity for collecting – and today, my life is all but dependent on screens with an almost instant access to all the information I could need.