It's 0:55, brain cell levels are reaching a critical low- but I have to talk about this film. There is so much in this that I don't think I'm going to do it much justice this time round, but I'll get my initial thoughts out and update this post with rewatch thoughts. Unfortunately, I will … Continue reading Reflections on Cassavetes’ “A Women Under the Influence” (1974)
Last year I read an article about a general practitioner who utilised poetry in his practice. It was a means for him to connect with patients, and also acted as an avenue for him to process his work, to understand the meaning and value of his job as a doctor. The intersection between art and … Continue reading Pathic Touch and Poetry
Change is hard and comes in stages. The initial mobilization of George Floyd's murder has the potential to change the future for the better. It is important to remember that these protests, whilst invaluable, are the first step of a process that will be long and arduous. A process which requires people from all walks … Continue reading How Art Can Help Us Be Better Allies
Ghazalnus was someone who wanted to live at both ends of the imagination and the truth. He wanted to swim in the imagination even as he bathed in truth. When he lived the extremes of beauty, mystery and all the vividness of the imagination, he wanted to see the extreme bitterness and bleakness of reality, … Continue reading Book Thoughts: I Stared At The Night of The City by Bakhtiyar Ali
This was an essay I wrote last summer, that I’ve wanted to post for a while. I hope to be more regular with my blog during this quarantine period. Enjoy:) [also the bibliography is a bit long so contact me if you want it] ‘Metamorphosis’, a novella by Franz Kafka, commences as the protagonist Gregor … Continue reading An introduction to Schizophrenia through the lens of Kafka’s ‘Metamorphosis’
As a student studying mainly science A-levels when I relate my fourth choice to my peers their reaction often goes along the lines of: ‘[shocked and disgusted expression] Why would you do that to yourself?’. Upon which I commence lecturing them upon the importance of the arts, understanding the human condition etc. However I realise … Continue reading Why Austen?
‘In Wonderland they lie,/ Dreaming as the days go by, Dreaming as the summers die’ ~ Through the Looking Glass – Lewis Carroll It's not real it's figment of my imagination It's all pretty here and everything is lovely Some fuck shit, too but real shit is happening and my people need me And therefore, … Continue reading Stillness in Wonderland: Simz and Carroll