Tagged: happiness

Tears of my enemies

I watch him cry. Because that is what I do. I wait and watch… I am the collector. I collect the most precious thing in the world – the tears of my enemies. It’s a very rare business and I know you never heard about it, but while it doesn’t pay the most bucks, it keeps me sane. In some cases, taking their tears helps me to drink their wisdom, but mostly – I collect to...

The idea of serenity

“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.” Lao Tzu Imagine being 100 years old and looking back on what was important. What would you have done differently? Now get back where you are… stop crying. Achieving inner harmony and self-acceptance is an effective way to look back with a smile. Inner harmony –...

Book Review “The Donkey King and Other Stories”, Christopher Lindsay

“Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.” Neil Gaiman I love fairytales. And I still read them and probably, just like Audrey Hepburn, I like them best of all. Not because they are so fascinating and wizardly wonderful, but because they are teaching us: that good and evil is not ‘abstract concepts’ no magic can save you if you...

Book Review “Artemis”, Andy Weir

“Building a civilization is an ugly thing.” Andy Weir I never read (or watched) “The Martian”, but because I’m trying to write a sci-fi story, I decided to spend some of my free time studying the genre. “Artemis” caught my eye because it: Is short, Has a minimalistic design, Utilizes a nice font Has lots of dialogues What can I say about the book (in general)? Seems like the author figured it all out (pronounced with the...

How to get through 2019 faster…

‘Wait, another year? I get to do this all over again?’ I imagine you’re having that internal monologue as you clutch tightly to your old blanket, pondering about the last 365 days. But face it, folks. Away with the denial. 2019 is here, and would be for a while yet! If the idea of a new year fills you with angst, then one of two things happened in 2018 – either you had such a fantastic...

When things go wrong…

It’s Christmas again! Even though it doesn’t look like it because everything you wished for hasn’t arrived. Parcel services the world round are in a panic as they fail to calm their customers. Here’s a life lesson: when things go wrong, they don’t go wrong for everyone. If missing gifts feels like it’s the end of the world, then the truth is you’ve got some fucked up priorities… Forgive me. How rude of me not to...