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Talal Farooqi

Talal Farooqi

If you have good thoughts

IF YOU HAVE GOOD THOUGHTS…

I have found Roald Dahl to be an exceptional children’s writer.  Here’s one of his lovelies from a book written in 1979: “A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and...

You can't help a damsel

DAMSEL IN DISTRESS

 “Damsel in Distress” is more of a theme than a term. It speaks of a young lady in trouble which was perhaps caused by a villain; and her savior, the other piece of that equation, his purpose is...

When she transformed into a butterfly

WHEN SHE TRANSFORMED…

There’s this myth: long ago there was a caterpillar which along with its mates wandered through the tall grass to find the favorite leaves. A beautiful butterfly fluttered overhead, and that one caterpillar watched her in awe. Others,...

Those who don't believe in magic

BELIEVE AND YOU WILL FIND

Watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you, because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.   Famous words of a fighter pilot...

John F Kennedy

SAY THANK YOU.

Some make money, some make merry, and some choose to make a difference. Whatever we do is our own choice but for those who choose to make our lives better, we must thank them.  The people we take...

Clive Barker

TRUST YOUR OWN MADNESS

Picture someone dancing like there is no tomorrow, and you will hear these words ringing in your head: “You just have to trust your own madness”, an insightful quote by Clive Barker. The Dance of Life calls for...

She never looked nice

SHE NEVER LOOKED NICE…

Of all the fiction I've read, these lines stand out beautifully. ‘Eleanor & Park, ’ by Rainbow Rowell is an enchanting tale of two... Park notices freckles on Eleanor’s lips and compliments her - ‘Nice’. She holds the...

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