Going through life, we tend to focus more on how others perceive us. We sort of lose track of who we really are. The never ending urge of pleasing those around us, until one day you realise that this is not the real you. You realise that the life you lead is a lie and that somewhere along the line you traded your real self to buy happiness but that happiness, that joy wasn’t yours. It was for those around you, and instead you got a deep sorrow, a feeling of emptiness, a loss so profound that not even all the riches of the world can compensate. The current book I am working on is about such a character and at the moment it seems I am living her life, feeling her pain. The point where she is in her life, seemingly happy to those around her, and yet she only knows how utterly defeated she feels from life itself.
Any writer’s aim has to be the power to change the way people think, to influence their mood, to be able to recreate in their readers’ mind, the images that made them write in the first place. The slightly cheesy quote about the pen being mightier than the sword may be true since the written word can change destiny. How we perceive an event can be influenced by what a journalist writes. It plays and replays in some corner of our mind and when needed, props up, to mould our actions. This power must be accompanied by a sense of duty. What do we want our readers to feel? Their actions whether right or wrong will be as a result of our written word.
Evil in any form or shape will always be evil. It cannot be justified by any religion, faith or philosophy. Giving your heinous crimes the cover of religious faith will not protect you from the wrath of Justice. It is about humanity, living and let live. No one or nothing gives you the right to take a life. When such a thing happens it's a defeat for every single human no matter what your belief is..
A father is probably the most influential person in a child’s life ( after the mother); he is the one who every daughter looks up to, every son aspires to be. He is the king in his daughter’s eyes, providing safety and security, a benchmark to judge other men in her life; the pinnacle of perfection. To a son, a father is a friend, a mate, the one he can take advice from, the one who shows him how to treat the most important woman in your life. It isnt the easiest of roles to fulfil and tests the strength of character.