Tag: Faith

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Book review: Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

‘History has failed us, but no matter.’ Min Jin Lee’s opening line epitomises the essence of Pachinko (2017), a novel that brings awareness to an untold past with a poignant yet optimistic tone. Pachinko tells the story of a Korean family living in Japan throughout the 20th century. Themes of personal identity, place and culture…

Creative Writing, OldVenue

Creative Writing: Flicker

I’m not Hindu. In fact, I’m not religious. I’ve said it before, mildly delivered, with just the slightest inflection at the end to indicate this is not a question, but a statement. As I stand inside Kapaleeshwarar temple, it whispers a statement of its own: you don’t have to be religious to see religion’s beauty….

Creative Writing, OldVenue

Creative Writing: The Truth of the Moth

If I were called in to construct a religion, I should make use of light. I would worship at the peak of the day, Basking and glorying on some hilltop made divine by the sun, My offering a half-hour of sapped-strength lazing. I would not sequester my faith in dusty shadows, Chiaroscuroing my faith between…

Creative Writing, OldVenue

Creative Writing: A Leap for Faith

“Well, if you think about it, it’s more one of your everyday metaphysical leaps, more’n anything…” The chasm yawned outward from beneath their feet. Barely visible beneath the wisps of young grey cloud, a lush valley wound its way through the foundations of two great and mighty mountains. It was autumn down below; the river…

Creative Writing, OldVenue

Creative Writing: Have a Little Faith, Boys

To get away once emboldens the mind. Yes, it does. Significantly so. Have faith, they say. Have faith. In God. In others. In the System. In… yourself. Yourself. ************* They surround you now. Their faces are taut. You can sense, behind those eyes, behind the starched white shirts and glittering school badges, fear. They are…

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