The Power of the Word

A little bit of background to start off. For a couple of months I’m working as a volunteer at a local secondhand store (go ahead, insert your Macklemore reference here! ^_~), at its books section to be precise. We receive incredible amounts of books every day, of all sorts of genres, languages, sizes and conditions. Every once in a while quite the little gems appear. What’s even better is that, since I work there I get a discount on any of my purchases! The result? I put some books apart and take them home at the end of almost every work day. So far I’ve managed to get my hands on some nice film encyclopedias, a great book about my favourite actor Rowan Atkinson, a beautiful set of books on great philosophers, a book containing both translations of original Japanese haiku as well as a lot of background on the haiku itself… And that’s among others! I sometimes half-joke I should be looking for a new bookcase there so I’ll have a place to put all those new books!

My latest acquisition was The Voice of the Master by the amazing Lebanese poet Gibran Khalil Gibran.

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Unfortunately I have yet to really sit down with it and have only read its short introduction. One line among that (quite beautiful) introduction, though, already and especially stood out to me. There is undoubtedly more to this line, certainly within the context of the text, but to me, in the moment I read it, I saw the power of the word, capable of surpassing even something as the apparent finality of death, allowing both itself and its creator to live on in the minds of others, to touch them long after the creator’s body has gone. It probably doesn’t come as a surprise that (particularly, though not only) as a writer I immediately found it deeply inspiring and very encouraging. And so I will end today by sharing those words, in hopes others will also find value and inspiration in them.

I am here, living, and I cannot be exiled from the domain of life, for through my living word I will live in death.”

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Ever since a group of shoes held a birthday party a long, long time ago (though in a galaxy not that far away) a little boy’s appreciation for creation was born. And so, throughout the following years shoes partied, a dinosaur travelled through time, oddly shaped football players went on adventures, a young wanderer became a knight, a comedian rose to godhood, Jedi fought an evil empire, a war between cyborg warlords and human-insect hybrids engulfed the world… The boy had learned how with only words on paper (and from times to time a few pictures) he was able to bring people, places, even entire worlds to life. By now that little boy has reached almost the third decade of his life and his love for telling stories has not ceased. And finally, long after he had planned to, he has decided to share these stories with the world. Whether you are a new or already familiar face: welcome to this little archive of mine! This is a place where I will, finally, actually be sharing my writing with others. It will feature pretty much anything I feel like sharing, both old and new stories, fan-fiction and original content, and probably some non-fiction added in at times. So, if you like reading, writing, stories (or me ^_~), drop by, drop a comment (I can’t promise I’ll get back to you quickly, since I’m horrible at that, but I’ll do my best) and, drop it like it’s hot. … Sorry… ^_^; In any case, I hope you’ll enjoy yourself and I look forward to seeing you around!

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Who? Just your average descendant of two sea-faring peoples, recently graduated anthropology Master and aspiring author with a life-long passion for writing.

What? Uhm, human. I think... Also a bit crazy, but in a good way. I think...

Where? A land under the sea, far, far away. Occasionally with my head in the clouds.

Why? Trying to get both my work and my love for writing out there, sharing them with others and getting in touch with fellow writers, artists and other like-minded people.

Hi! ^_^

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