MAY - There are more to Ramadan than meets the eyes. Ramadan isn't merely about abstaining from food or eating at scheduled times. There are some do's and don'ts during Ramadan - rules and guidelines we as a Muslim must abide but the whole main concept is to teach the person's fasting about the poor and how it feels to have no food or drink to survive. Ramadan instills within us the compassion and empathy. It is also a month of austerity and modesty.
“It’s possible that, along with grunge, Generation X’s other great gift to society is depression.” In his tribute to Chris Cornell, Rich Larsen reflects on despair, aging, and his generation’s struggles with mental health.
Chris Cornell, 1964-2017
Chris Cornell died early Thursday morning. His band Soundgarden played a show on Wednesday night at the Fox Theater in Detroit. Two hours after the show ended, he was gone.
For two days, I’ve been working on a piece to pay tribute to him, and it’s been a struggle. Usually when I have a problem like this it’s because I’m staring at a blank screen trying to figure out what I want to say. That’s not the problem this time. The problem is I have way too much to say.
I’m not going to sit here and claim to have been a huge fan of Soundgarden. I didn’t dislike them, I just had to take them in small doses. I was a fan of Cornell. I love “Seasons,” the solo song he had on Cameron Crowe’s movie, Singles. It’s a droning acoustic song about isolation and the…
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I have a lot of talking inside my head. There are times I feel like screaming, but I cannot f bring myself to scream. I just want to cry, but my I cannot bring myself to cry. It happens all inside my head. And I hate it when I cannot express it better. I want... Continue Reading →
Maybe because my deepest 'unethical' desire is to be the center of attention after all. I cannot ask for it in my non-dreaming world because nobody like an attention seeker and I will be left with no friend. That's my judgement. So I create the situation in my dreaming world, where nobody don't give a damn about it or at least, I will make them.
You are the keeper of stories. Keeper to others' stories. And yours? Who tell yours? You are so busy dancing to others' songs that you forget to play your own?
I hate my figure. Ok, that's all.