Elizabeth Gilbert has brought forth another gemstone: BIG MAGIC. Creative Living Beyond Fear . In this book she reveals her view on creative (which is also, but not only ‘artistic’) living and encourages all of us, to go and live our creative potentials. To bring forth the gemstones that lie within all of us.
Gilbert invites us to pursue our curiosity, let ourselves be guided by what we find inspiring and enchanting. To really go for it and be open for ideas to flourish within and through us.
Creative living has no rules, it’s not about being right or wrong, Continue reading “BIG MAGIC. Creative Living Beyond Fear”
When I was a child, for a very very long time my favorite singers were Angelique Kidjo and Gloria Gaynor. The latter is well known, for those who don’t yet know Angelique Kidjo, I want to share her music here:
“… if love had a sound, that would be it. and we, we were the band…”
Continue reading “Love Poem (Akua Naru)”
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I love it when a story absorbs me so fully, that after a while I hear the narrators voice in my head, telling me what I am are experiencing, as if it was a story I’m being told. It recently happened to me when I read Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie‘s Americanah.
The story is about two young people, Ifemelu and Obinze, who meet at school in their hometown Lagos in Nigeria and become lovers and life-partners untilIfemelu gets a scholarship for a College in the US and after a while all of a sudden breaks contact. When living in the US, she is suddenly confronted with being black (whereas before she simply was) and starts a blog “Observations of a Non-American Black in America”. It turns out Continue reading “Americanah”