Nothing 3

I’m suffocating again. I’ve been through this several times before. I don’t know how many times this is supposed to happen. I’m afraid it will be recurring for the rest of my life. Heavy feeling over my chest. Urge to disappear. Longing for death. Doors are closing. Before they had a chance to open fully.…

Nothing 2

I still think about you often. I think I’m making you too perfect. But then I remember your subtle gestures and my love for you is still strong. I remember your eyes and why they were so powerful. Your eyes made me fall in love with you. Your eyes revealed your soul to me. It’s…

Nothing 1

Dragging my fingers across the wooden table. Contemplating. But at the same time having an empty mind. The stillness of everything in sight, but the laughter of those across the hall: there is life somewhere. I remember the eyes I looked at today. Wide and caring. Wanting information I could not give. They are intelligent…

Nothing

I started isolating myself. And after a while it became all I knew. It was my only identity. I just didn’t belong anywhere. There was no one I could relate too. There were, but I couldn’t get anywhere anymore, because the isolation became so much a part of me. When the time came that I…

The Revenant: One with Nature

Introduction The reason we watched The Revenant for my humanities course at school was because it falls under the time period of Manifest Destiny in the United States. Manifest Destiny was the belief that the US had a God-given right to expand as far west, north, and south as they wanted. The Caucasian characters in…

The Young for the Old

"When I was young the mere smell of a woman would arouse me; now it is evidently only the sweetest, the youngest, the newest who have that power. One of these days it will be little boys."   -page 46 J.M. Coetzee's 1980 novel, Waiting for the Barbarians, is written in the first person point of…