I, HUMAN: IDENTITY IN THE NEW MILLENIUM

The search for identity is one of the most hotly debated concepts in philosophy and sociology. A popular concept in mainstream culture, it has many accepted definitions, perhaps most prominently due to its largely virtual nature. Erikson (1995) defines identity as a feeling based on two observations: “the observation of a consistency and continuity of […]

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WHY I WRITE

“Why do you write?” I had expected the question, but there was a familiar reflex happening inside me as I stared. The wild berry cider filling my mouth turned to bile and all the light bulbs in the world couldn’t brighten the darkness that now filled my inner eye. Frankly I’d have preferred she insulted […]

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Sunrise Over a Prejudiced Hill

It took me some time to realize it but…I had become prejudiced against the woman I love. It sounds weird, doesn’t it? After all love is patient and kind and not boastful and so on and so on. So what is this about prejudice? But it is a common thing. I remember reading the word […]

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The Chasm

When this started, when I started…   Pain.   There was pain, like I had not known In so long a time, I could have felt …pain… That I’d never dreamed could reach me. Though the thousand glass shards came against me, digging, grating against this hardened interior – I – Pain?   Though I […]

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Rock Tears

The air was thick with the smell of tree sap and rotting vine. Hanging from a large fan-like leaf, a spider swayed slightly from its web line. Its legs reaching out into the air, the wind brought it against an unusual surface. Deftly, she explored this strange new exterior with an unnatural smell; some new […]

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The Myths

We guard, so feverently, the cages that seperate us. Compassion: departed, Empathy: derided, Forgiveness? “Who e epp?” Love? A myth? Biochemically no different To consuming large quantities Of chocolate? Even pain? We all feel pain, “But na me suffer pass” We cast our nets of sorrow And gather up our hearbreak Gather up our betrayal […]

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The Beads

While we are of you And came to be through you We are no longer as one For we were meant to surpass you Yet we have come to you Closing the gaps We are of you, yet seperate As such we cannot feel your pain. Though the same fibres thread through us The knots […]

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