Its better to light a candle than to curse the darkness, the wise old saying had been on my mind over the years. So finally, I lit the candle by writing my biography. The book tells all about a boy born to a middle-class rural family in the British colonial Ceylon. Living in an era of strict cultural taboos and ancient practices his young life was utterly intricate. Torn from the bosom of his family, he departs from his cozy village-home to a faraway school to suffer under sadistic teachers. In a miserable boardinghouse he struggles with nasty bullyboys and battles along with constant homesickness. The family tragedies worsen his misery drowning him in grief and, hence, confusion. Later recovering and developing a great vision of life, takes him out of misery to a successful university career. To begin a new twist of fate, he leaves his motherland to spend a quiet family life in New Zealand. Then his family disappointments take him across the Tasman to Australia. Living here for over a few decades he becomes a helpless victim of numerous adverse life events forcing him to a solitary single life. Now he finds his way to survive the loneliness through his profound determination engaged in generosity. Later when he expedites a romance overseas, the surrounding enemies ruin it resulting in the tragic loss of his great lover, leaving him in deep sorrow. In dismay, with a failed mission overseas, and now aimless, he returns to Australia. Grieving silently and living a low profile, suddenly his health deteriorates leaving a little ray of hope of life. Eventually, he recovers slowly and agonizingly bringing his life back to solitude again. This is a vivid story written true to his memories in sequel and full of haunting childhood, fomenting adolescence, ghosts of numerous failures and finding ways to survive the great losses, disappointments and loneliness through his determination. Also, interestingly the writer relates his times to important events took place in the outer world during these periods; a kind of a historical account. This is a dramatic life journey of a mans own purpose and meaning of battling along. So, those readers who seek a variety would find this book full of interesting episodes, cultural background and differences in the light of the Westerners eyes. Finally, its a unique presentation and not the norm in traditional book stores.
Suicidal thinking and behavior are prevalent among all classes of society. Many cultures are impacted by the tendencies to end ones life, despite their spiritual beliefs. The pressures of growing up are becoming more relevant in our fragmented lives. Childhood and adulthood are a war for some, and the toxic bed of pain becomes too much to handle. They blame themselves when all the burdens settle on them. We cant act obliviously to this rising epidemic of suicide. We need to recognize the warning signs to save someone who is emotionally stressed without any hopes of love, happiness, living life to the fullest and experiencing what God has given us, before this becomes a vicious circle. Writing these poems gave me the inspiration and insight to enjoy this one life, and to help others by sharing them, so hopefully you can get the help you want and need.
Este livro trata-se de uma compilação com as melhores poesias em inglês que já produzi. São cerca de cem textos com reflexões profundas sobre a vida e como o ser humano lida com seus problemas. Não é um livro de auto-ajuda, é uma obra voltada para reflexão com pinceladas das memórias do próprio autor que investiu uma década da sua vida produzindo este material. As inspirações são vindas de autores clássicos como Edgar Allan Poe, passando por Dostoiévski e chegando ao contemporâneo Neil Gaiman. The wind whispered cold words And I was trembling thinking of the worst I saw a spirit walking by Murmuring in his bed of lies No matter what path I would take In the end I'd be in the lost lake The breeze made me scars so deep And the lake was now a black sea The reflecting moon seems a gate To the hottest circle of hell Where lies only the damned and the wasted Falling forever in the never ending well The darkness blinded my eyes And left it to loneliness Alone I heard her weak voice while she dies A sweet voice of tenderness There she goes in the lake My hand was not the one she should take Now the noise is gone And the body seems peaceful and calm Maybe my mind is filled with thorns When I read the last psalm I love her, but it has gone to waste Now she belongs to the lake ( The Lost Lake)
This is a story about a young girl named Maddy, Maddy isnt liked at her high school and lives with her nana. One day she meets two brothers and her life is changed forever. Her nana is killed and now she is on the run from the Psychotic vampire that wants her dead! Will she survive? Or is this the end of her life?
So, what in thunder is Barnyard Music, anyway? Simply put, it is music for funmusic for amateursmusic for people who love music, but think they have no talent for singing or playing an instrument. Here comes Barnyard Music, to get you past the idea that because you think you have no talent, you cannot enjoy anything beyond listening. Within the pages of this little book, you will find at the very least, one inspiration to encourage you to go ahead and sing, or learn to play at the least, in some simple form, a musical instrument. This is not a book to teach you the mechanics of playing. It is not a book for those who wish to be rich and famous. It is not a book for those who wish to play refined, note perfect music. It is not a book about singing in perfect pitch, or even being able to carry a tune. What it is about, hopefully, is a book of inspirational stories, and Barnyard Music Theory that will encourage you to go ahead and enjoy musicyour own personal, internal musicat whatever level of talent you possess. And it is my belief that anyone who can set aside any tendencies towards perfectionism, can enjoy making their own music, and just about everybody has a song inside. Hopefully you will find something in the pages of this book that will help you to set that song free.
Truffle's Sad Song is a beautiful and timeless tale of a pudgy pika named Punch who strives at all cost to help his new friend, Truffle, overcome his great sadness by showing him all the beauty and magic nature has to offer. J. F. Cicci wrote this story for her brother, Michael, in the summer of 2011. Based loosely on Michael's life, J. F. Cicci now shares her brother's story so that it can inspire more children to help those in need of peace and happiness.