Tagged with literature

empires

“Look back over the past, with its changing empires that rose and fell, and you can foresee the future, too.” – Marcus Aurelius I won’t be surprised if a new Umayyad, Sassanid or Persian empire arises from the rubbles of the Arab spring. The Romans are gone. The Communists remained on the dusty shelves in … Continue reading

of Madonna and all the evil tongues

Madonna, the singer, the artist, the director, a mother… I think the woman deserves blogs dedicated to her only. Not only one tiny little post on a tiny little blog like mine. Us, mere mortals, clash like grumpy demoted titans (or, old, sexually-challenged women) when it comes to what we think of Madonna. The good … Continue reading

fairytale twists

I’ll never forget an argument my husband and I had about 10 years ago. It was about fairytales’ portrayal of what constitutes happiness and who fortune is bestowed upon. He has some sense of humour, my husband does. He’s English, well, half. But that half certainly dominates. So, he’d quip, “why would someone have to … Continue reading