CONSUMING CHRISTMAS

THE FRENZY You sit in your car and breathe in deeply, relishing the fleeting moments of peace. Your head begins to shake as the repetitive pattern of the parking lot starts to seem like a prison. As you begin to wander into the cement jungle tunes of torture begin to enter your ears. The amount of light and colour in your peripherals is overwhelming, distractions … Continue reading CONSUMING CHRISTMAS

THE PHILOSOPHER’S BOAT

An ancient battle ship, sailed by the great hero Theseus, resides proudly in a prestigious museum, as an enduring testament of his historic victories. Crowds flock in everyday to marvel at the grand behemoth of a boat, until one day, a piece of wood begins to rot within the boat. The piece is deep inside the hull of the ship, and so knowing that it … Continue reading THE PHILOSOPHER’S BOAT

FAMOUS LAST WORDS

There is something almost magical about the last words of a person. We even imagine what our last words may be before our passing, hoping to convey some sort of significance or final message to the world. Everybody falls into a hushed reverence at the mention of the last words of a person, eager to listen to any final pieces of wisdom they will speak … Continue reading FAMOUS LAST WORDS

SINS OF THE FATHER, STARTING THE FIRE

SINS OF THE FATHER It is undeniable that throughout history, numerous groups of people have been unfairly marginalised, oppressed and discriminated against for unjust reasons. However, living now in a complex, post-colonial society, the immoral ideologies which purported such injustices in the past, are for the most part no longer prevalent in developed countries. Yet the harmful effects and negative consequences of systematised discrimination in … Continue reading SINS OF THE FATHER, STARTING THE FIRE