Random Things: Week 28

I. “The act of repeating erroneously the words of others.”

I’m guilty. I love quotes, and I use them often. Because most times they do a wonderful job of capturing precisely what I’m trying to say. But sources can be sometimes vague or conflict, when it comes to crediting. I’ve recently discovered Quote Investigator, and search results of the quotes I could find are quite interesting.

2. So many kinds of gods

I know, I’m behind but I’m slowly catching up. To say American Gods is fascinating is an understatement.

3. About Facebook

If you’ve sent me a friend request and I haven’t responded, please know that I appreciate and I’m not ignoring you. It’s taken me long to decide whether to create a page for all my writing-related posts and without concerns about privacy issues. Or to continue using the profile as I do with writing-related posts available for public or quit FB altogether.

One thing I’ve always been sure of is that I don’t want to manage both profile and page; it’s either one or none. So, I’m sticking with things as they are; the profile.

Because of my conservative friending policy it’s easy to engage and follow you, if you have a follow button activated on your profile or have a page. In fact, I just followed some of your pages and profiles this morning. 🙂 But if you don’t have any of these, please don’t worry. I’m here always on my blog more than anywhere else. You’re not missing out on anything!

4. A writer that inspires

I picked up The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo, read and finished in one day. Oh man, this book blew me away! There so much to say but all I can say for now is that I tasted my childhood in this book. But I’ll do a write-up at a later stage. Thank you my dear friend (you know who you are) for recommending this book. It feels like something of a shared childhood, if that makes sense. 😀

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

5. Just for the laughs

Magaly, The Wicked Writer recently prompted us to write a piece of prose. And the theme, Away from Home, made me think about things I miss about my other home, South Africa. Sometimes those things sound trivial, like the many languages we speak and different accents, but always bring about a smile or laughter. To get the gist of what I’m talking about, you can listen to “Attention All Passengers” by Trevor Noah.

Hope your weekend is filled with love and laughter!

Most Fridays, I share five random things I’m reading, watching, doing and thinking about. You’re most welcome to join the conversation.

July Clouds

“Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet.” ~ Roger Miller

it’s hot, it’s hot
air rises like
a morning song
summer itself

delicious truth
of an old story
revived, a heart
in the light

…and with

July clouds
fluid flows
the aftermath;
petrichor.

For Midweek Motif, Weather, at Poets United.

note: I love the rain. There’s something about rain that allows letting go of things one can’t control; something freeing, something that cleanses the soul.