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“We are one with the stone, and you do not own stone, you do not own something that outlives you, you just get to use it for a while.”
Mark Tompkins, The Last Days of Magic

J.D. Vance
“I remember watching an episode of The West Wing about education in America, which the majority of people rightfully believe is the key to opportunity. In it, the fictional president debates whether he should push school vouchers (giving public money to schoolchildren so that they escape failing public schools) or instead focus exclusively on fixing those same failing schools. That debate is important, of course—for a long time, much of my failing school district qualified for vouchers—but it was striking that in an entire discussion about why poor kids struggled in school, the emphasis rested entirely on public institutions. As a teacher at my old high school told me recently, “They want us to be shepherds to these kids. But no one wants to talk about the fact that many of them are raised by wolves.”
J.D. Vance, Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis

“what power they cannot gather to themselves and control, they seek to destroy.”
Mark Tompkins, The Last Days of Magic

Asper Blurry
“Maybe people like us can’t be happy. Maybe we’re too damaged and the only thing we can do is to learn how to hate ourselves a little less.”
Asper Blurry, Train to the Edge of the Moon

Raymond Federman
“And so, for me, the only fiction that still means something today is the kind of fiction that tries to explore the possibilities of fiction beyond its own limitations; the kind of fiction that challenges the tradition that governs it; the kind of fiction that constantly renews our faith in man's intelligence and imagination rather than man's distorted view of reality; the kind of fiction that reveals man's playful irrationality rather than his righteous rationality.”
Raymond Federman

Rhiannon has Cerridwen's face (a work in progress) (Religion & Spirituality)
1 chapters   —   updated May 07, 2018 11:23AM
Description: A personal exploration of the shifting faces of the Goddess Rhiannon, and how Her different aspects can reflect the struggle's of our own lives.
Bridge of Immortals (Religion & Spirituality)
1 chapters   —   updated May 13, 2015 06:38PM
Description: Curious and shy Japanese girl, is exiled to London, by her family, for keeping a secret, having a double life in her home city Tokyo, as a trainee Geisha with a special talent of playing the Shamisen. For her parents, people of considerable wealth and status, this knowledge is to much and so the punishment is on its way. Spending her lonely year stylising, the only solace for our main heroine is her beloved garden and landscape designing and memories, memories of the special life she will never be able to re-enter again. Then something unexpected happens. Having graduated, she decides to stay in London, coming back home and be obligated to the strictness of her parents is just to much. Now, denounced by her family and finally free there is a time to explore and hope. But not all of the challenges are resolved just yet. There is another bunch of secrets that only wait to reappear, both prophetic dreams and dreams of past lives start to reappear, together with horror filled dreams of sorrow, sadness abuse and abandonment, and now the question lies, why are they so real, are they really what happened, what will be seen in the dreams again when she will go to sleep next time? And who is that silent young man watching her without saying a word?
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