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My Face to the Light: Alice Walker’s Thoughts about Christmas

As I was reading Alice Walker (best known for her book The Color Purple) collection of essays entitled Anything We Love Can Be Saved, I thought her ideas only represented me on an abstract – perhaps metaphorical level. I can relate to her situation only in certain aspects, others I can’t even begin to understand. […]

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Sometimes I Wish I Had Poetic Talent

Well… I was walking near one of the canals in Tottenham Hale towards the twilight (not that twilight, ugh, I can’t even use this word without sparkly cheesy connotations any more, bless you whatever-is-your-name-woman-who-invented-sparkly-vampires-sensitive-to-the-humans’-emotions) and it just felt … umm… like poetry. If you watched the video before reading this post, then, very good, if you […]

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12/12 Ave Maria païen, Notre Dame de Paris

Ave Maria païen, Notre Dame de Paris What a moving song! I feel her plea, her heart and her Soul reaching out to Mother Mary and Spirit moves. Wow! Brought tears and chills. Incredibly touching… Ave Maria indeed. The musical Notre Dame de Paris debuted September 1998 in Paris. Song: Ave Maria païen (the 21st […]

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Paris…

a poem by Bonnee Klein Gilligan Ah Paris ’tis the city of love     a beautiful place indeed. Enjoy yourself and if you like     have a pastry for me. A croissant, pasty or a tart     with cream, and fruit, and crust. Such a delight with every bite      is sinful, and a must. […]

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