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The Story of Finding a Mysterious Jewellery Box in my Garden

Finding A Mysterious Jewellery Box in my Garden The image was taken from Google.com Finding a mysterious box is intriguing that stuffed with jewellery adds elements of surprise, and from your garden adds an enigma. It reminds me of the once-upon-a-time grandma stories passed down from generation to generation. Gold and jewellery symbolise royalty, aristocracy, authority, control, and distinction- what a windfallen privilege! Who doesn't dream for find that mysterious jewellery box in your garden? What is wrong with hoping for everything windfallen in life, like finding the treasure trove hidden in trenches under the cellar of your home, garden or anywhere? So, there is fulfilment in finding things free without any effort.   There is, however, an important question or dilemma in this case for some people. Can you take ownership of a jewellery box in your yard or anywhere not having the mark of your effort? Why not? It is under your home's cellar or the garden. It is your destin

Spend a day with my favourite author

 Spending a day With My Favourite Author The Image is taken from Blog Chatter      I can include a list of authors on my favourites, filter them down to five and then screen them to a final three. The finalists are J M Coetzee, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Trevour Noah.       JM Coetzee is the two times Booker Prize winner for his novels, Life &Times of Michael K (1983) and Disgrace in 1999. The theme of Life and Times of Michael K hadn't made sense to me when I read it for the first time. It was a time when I couldn't analyse creative writing beyond the book's pages and that of a great writer like Coetzee.   The novel unfolds the concerns and the dilemma of Michael K, ugly to look at, beset by life conditions he never comprehends and can't control during the times of a fictional civil war in South Africa. Another reason to be fascinated by the two books is the story settings are places I am living or lived.       Disgrace is a suggestive story about post-apartheid

If You Could Change into Your Favourite Character

 " A man and a woman cannot survive without love that is for sure.  When they live for a system, they lose their love and life." ViJi. My Favourite Character for me to change into? Used Canva frame Change into a Cartoon Character      Here is a dichotomy in this question. Is it a favourite character I have created, or someone else.? It wouldn't be a problem if the question were to choose my favourite character. There is no scarcity of characters I like, from the books I have read, the films I have watched, and the cartoons I have enjoyed.       I would have listed Tom, Jerry, and Donald Duck. There are a lot of advantages to watching cartoons-- you learn morals like loving your neighbours, being kind and compassionate to others and much more. So, I could provide a bucket list of reasons for loving them.       But the question here is if I could change into them. How would I transform into those forms and sizes, adapt their voices and be funny, imaginative, naughty, and ex

Things I would Like to Work on in the Month of August

  4Things I would like to work on in August Images from my file using Canva.com Failing to plan things is planning to fail. During my teaching years, I crammed the idea into my learner's minds and mine. Once I retired, I lapsed into not caring about planning things.   The call to write about four things I like to work on in August came as a wake-up call to renew the habit, and I jumped for it. August, in a biblical sense, is the month of beginning things. In South Africa, August celebrates 'women's Month,' to commemorate a historic march of women of all races made on 9 August 1956 against apartheid.  The month of July got stuffed up with book reviews and Insta Reel creations, things I enjoyed much. The beautiful themes and plot developments of the books reviewed afforded me new perspectives, and I have more queued in my reading list. The IG Reels were a thing of technical adventure, a challenge that made me feel stupid in the initial days, and when I called out 'Eu

If You had Grown up During Your Grandparent's Time

If You had Grown up During Your Grandparent's Time Blog chatter design in Canva frame I felt dismantled into parts when I read the topic. The probability of me reverse-travelling in time-the fear of me getting banished from the contemporary facilities and the lifestyle in the blink of an eye into the dark wilderness. How can I survive there, having no global information and a superhighway network that has become my breath and existence? Would I get mad in that social isolation? Once I managed to get past those fears, I felt it cool. That would be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to know that time and the people who lived then. If my grandparents had lived and survived during that time, my father and mother gave birth to me and brought me up, what is wrong with imagining the possibility of living during their times? What if they had no facilities for the information superhighway?  It's not the material facilities and the trappings of an advanced life that makes people fulfilled

Book Review-Literary Characters with Character

  Book Review- Literary Characters with Character- (Pun Intended!) by Deepthi Menon.   Taken from Deepthi's eBook   Introduction:  Author Deepthi Menon's title preludes her intention that she means fun but is not interested in being funny. She is replenishing our memory of people that ruled the world of literature and still. I read her book eagerly and I loved it, and I appreciate her effort in doing it.  I am a newcomer to the field of literature. I always valued it even though I showed partiality to my main subjects-Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics, in my college days, for the sake of life. As a result, my acquaintance with Macbeth, Shakespear, Ulysses, Homer, Dickens, and Keats ended prematurely, and I never got a chance to refresh it in the way I wished. Deepthi's eBook afforded me a homestay with them, and I remain obliged to her for that.  Here I am writing as a literary author. I followed my passion for stories, characters, and literature later in my years. I was n

Fondest School Memories

  My Fondest School Memories I think of those days in reverence, wondering what is happening now in my land.  Girls cannot feel safe on the street in the middle of the city where they fear the hyenas in the modern world that takes pride in the trappings of the so-called developments and certifications. The image was taken from my family album in Canva frame So many matters line up in my mind when I think of school memories. It comes at the closing of the two months of summer vacation spanning April and May. In the scorching month of March, we burn the midnight oil-the promotion examination we write in the month stands out as the determinant of our future- our promotion to the next class/standard.   Summer is from March to May. March is the month all hell broke loose in our world- the temple deities do the rounds to visit the subjects. It is the time to celebrate various art and cultural forms. Temples make it a priority to arrange for the best ballet, and the dance troops-leaflets anno