Only Young Once

I sat in my bed, listening to the raindrops pummel softly against the window. It never rains hard where I live, but every now and then the soothing sound of rain comes to lull me off to sleep. But not this night. This night I was troubled. My heart was in turmoil within me. If … Continue reading Only Young Once

Book Spotlight: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

"Give me Harry Potter," said Voldemort's voice, "and none shall be harmed. Give me Harry Potter, and I shall leave the school untouched. Give me Harry Potter, and you will be rewarded." From Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter Thirty-one, "The Battle of Hogwarts" Bloody hell and Merlin's beard! It's happened. I have finished the … Continue reading Book Spotlight: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Book Spotlight: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

"Never tell a child 'you have a soul.' Teach him, you are a soul; you have a body." George MacDonald   It's happened. Yes, I have finished Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince! And although this book is under my belt now, I still have to complete the finale...*cue drumroll, please* The Deathly Hallows! And, let me … Continue reading Book Spotlight: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

The “Isenheim Altarpiece” and the Two Lives We Don’t Have

"We all have two lives. The second one starts when we realize that we only have one." - Tom Hiddleston Nota bene: nobody knows who said that first, but I heard Hiddleston say it, so I'm just going to attribute it to him. *Fistbump* Anyway, I've been having a glorious day today; I mean, absolutely glorious. … Continue reading The “Isenheim Altarpiece” and the Two Lives We Don’t Have

From an “It” to a “Soul”

My head throbs. It slumps toward the table. I jerk back, eyes shooting open. I look at the time. Seven thirty reads the clock at the tiny right hand corner of my computer. The sun's descent begins to take its toll on this busy student. Mozart's Rondo Alla Turca from his Eleventh Sonata in A … Continue reading From an “It” to a “Soul”