When I went to India for the first time in 2008 I realized then that life’s struggles are abroad; not in a first world country where filters fade blemishes and not serving nut free cookies can be considered a social faux pas.
When I came back to Canada I forgot my life’s lessons. Mostly because I came back to a live of relative comfort and convenience.
Ravinder Singh’s anthology of short stories written by his readers took me back to that place where I learned what modesty, humility and humbleness.
One daughter writes an ode to her now deceased father and draws on her family values for strength. A single, self-pittying and unwed woman roams her city to meet a woman who has survived an acid attack. A privileged army son is summoned to get his grandmother by plane but its emergency landing provides him enough life lessons to last a life time.
These stories focus the everyday inconveniences of the west against the hardship of life experienced by those not from the west.
Absolutely a must read book!
One of my favorite songs. A beautiful track about soul-searching everyone goes through.
hi i love my new apartment 🌹 it is very romatic in the evening
I keep seeing post-IW posts where DUM-E, U and Butterfingers are worried about Tony being missing, and Friday is trying to reassure them (which, firstly, ow). But what if it is the other way around?
Because, since she first went online, Friday has never been out of contact with her ‘Boss’. But the bots know he will return. It might be months later, and he might be hurt, and with a new determination to make things right. But Tony will return.
At six o’clock in the morning exactly, Melissa Halden opened her locker in the resident locker room of Castle Hill Medical Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, combination 18-24-36, only to discover her extra pair of navy blue scrubs were missing. Precisely five minutes later, one of the nurses on the third floor in the cardiac wing misplaced a clipboard,. After twenty minutes of opening and closing drawers at the nurse’s station, she gave up her search. She blamed the supposed theft on a flustered intern. Said intern proceeded to scurry to the second floor, empty-handed, to accompany Melissa Halden, senior resident, on her rounds, along with two other unfortunate interns.
“You new?” the unfortunate intern in the stained purple scrubs said to the woman in the clean purple scrubs. He pulled a rubber band off of his right wrist and tied back his blonde hair. Dr. Halden forbade him from letting his hair down during rounds; the patient in bed 415 hated “stupid hipsters” and she didn’t want to have to deal with that kind of negativity so early in the morning.
RARE PIERO FORNASETTI MILANO VINTAGE LIBRI PROIBITI REGGILIBRI BOOKENDS ITALY ebay
Vintage Bookends @ Pixabay
by Max Le Verrier
I’d really like some fancy bookends but I don’t even have enough room on my bookshelf for all the books I own.
“Old friends, old friends, sat on their park bench like bookends.”
- Old Friends (Paul Simon)
i picked these up at a local antique shop months ago…