Perhaps: Introspection on the Traps of Thoughts and Emotions / Nothing 10

Perhaps I’m sitting here thinking that I can make an impact in this world. Perhaps I don’t do anything but think and write. Perhaps I never act. Perhaps I see everyone around me acting. Not even around me. There’s no one there. That is why I don’t do anything but think and write. I impact…

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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…

Royal Patrons: “Make Me Look Good”

Having been a fan of Shakespeare in high school, I was well aware that Shakespeare's plays were influenced by his royal patrons. In my senior year of high school I wrote a research paper on how Shakespeare wrote The Tragedy of Macbeth to glorify King James and defend him being the new king of England as…