The Ultimate Quote about Perspective

“Look again at that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero…

Misunderstood Artists: A Chain of Thought

I fail to understand how society differentiates between or rather interprets what is and isn’t a good influence in the field of pop culture for people. There are so many cases where: parents disallow their children to view “certain” artists, teenagers start to judge other people for supporting “certain” artists and as a community we…

The Sun is Inhaling its Last Breath

Well, hopefully not know anyway, but eventually… In terms of probability, if an occurrence is constant, then the chances of that occurrence not happening are next to none. But should we take that for granted? It’s the little things: your mother’s homemade meals… love… freedom. Little things – which we just expect them to be…

The Paradoxity of Rain

I remained awake, And listened to, The mesonoxian rain that fell Quite prominently. The rain that could be heard, But not seen. The rain that broke the silence, But did not disrupt the silent. The rain that prompt emotion and thought Also prompt numbness and oblivion. The rain seen as a divine sanction, Or a…

All in a Month’s Etymology

Noon was originally 3pm. [Noon is a corruption of the Latin word for ninth, “novem,” and originally referred to the ninth hour of the Roman day – reckoned by modern clocks to have been around 3pm. Noon was first used in this sense in the Old English period, before it finally came to refer to…

To my French Teacher

«Bonjour Madame – comment ça va?» «Ça va bien merci Teegan, et toi?» «Ça va, ça va.» «As-tu apportes tes livres de poésie?» «Oui madame.» «Très bien!» I attended French lessons almost every Saturday last year, (my wonderful school could not offer lessons themselves.) I was accompanied by three other lovely “filles” once every second…

Tea-o-phile

Oh to hear the kettle hum, in the silence of the morning. To hold a bag tied to a string. So much potential he contains. So much happiness… The bag is reluctant to bathe in boiling water, but I guess he warms up to it. The tea bag releases its contents – swimming, floating, relaxing….

The Fight for Sympathy

I don’t know what saddens me more; that there is no compassion in humanity or that I hope there will be. On January 5th 2016, the President of the United States gave a speech on how he plans to tighten gun control in the US. Obama’s reasons mentioned the Second Amendment, the death toll caused…

They’re just Ramps.

It had been a month and half since my family and I moved back to South Africa, two months since my last school attendance. It had become a habit to sleep late in the day and do absolutely nothing. When I left my old school in Botswana, I had only done a third of year,…

Passion or Poison?

Passion – defined as a strong and barely controllable emotion over a fascination or interest. What if it is something more? A passion will wake you up at three o’clock in the morning, Force you to drink too much coffee and rouse your first smile. It will motivate you, Lead you to possibilities and drive…

On Interview Magazine’s cover with Kylie Jenner

We all know what caused the uproar from these photographs. That they somehow managed to be approved to go on the cover of Interview Magazine. Kylie Jenner posing quite provocatively, dressed in latex stating that using a wheelchair as a prop tickled her fancy. The physically impaired community, who need the assistance of a wheelchair,…

Africa? You mean Home

“The only man I envy is the man who has not yet been to Africa – for he has so much to look forward to.” – Richard Mullin. Travelling in Africa has been a massive part of my upbringing, it has made me the person I am today and it defiantly has had an impact…