SUITCASE

I have always been one to over pack, both my suitcase and myself, only to realise too late that I may not be able to support the weight. I pack for others too, I am generous in my ability to carry an extra load, I fill every available space with their baggage, I roll their…

EYES

The colour is what I saw first. The colour is what caught my attention. The colour is what anchored me in place. Its not often you see a new colour, something unique and bewitching. I assumed I had seen every pigment, every combination but I was wrong and that is what took me by surprise….

WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY

She lies staring up at the ceiling, looking but not seeing.  Tears stream from the corners of her eyes, leaking into her ears, wetting her hair and the pillow underneath. It goes unwiped and unnoticed. The once perfected mask of eye makeup melts uncontrolled, down her face, a horrible tribute to Salvador Dali. She can…

CREATIVITY

Creativity /kri:ei’tiviti/ noun-The use of imagination or original ideas to create something inventive.  So, I recently came across an article which discussed creativity and creative people in general. It spoke about the way in which people view themselves and their abilities when it comes to creativity as well as the essence of creating itself. Let…

MAGIC

People will always tell elaborate love stories, these unworldly fairy tales have been passed around for as long as time itself, scribbled in to stone, etched in to skin and inked exquisitely on parchment, finding their way, unflawed, to us all. They travel meticulously through time, through generations of naïve young lovers, to offer hope…

LIBROS

My name is Lara and I’m an addict. Its true, I am addicted to books. I spend hours in bookshops with a coffee looking at all the new releases, selecting the perfect book for the week ahead. I open the books a few inches at a time while I read so as not to damage…

VAMOS

Twenties… Where to begin? I mean this both figuratively and literally. Life starts in your twenties, so they say. You’re finally old enough to know what you want and almost old enough to get the respect to do it. You’ve left your teen years behind you, those carefree years of pandemonium parties and procrastination and…

EL VIENTO THE WIND

She is, as many women are, full of fierce contradictions. She is all seeing, yet never seen, she is wild, strong and powerful, yet soft, light and calm. She is ominous, unpredictable and callous, yet alluring, bewitching and sublime. You can feel her all around you, touching your skin with her efficacious hands, kissing your…