A young child is very impressionable and whatever you show them will stick more than anything they may learn later on…
I started thinking about this as I noticed my niece glued to the TV. Curious as to what had her so zoned out I went to take a look, what I saw not only surprised me, it confused and worried me.
I would like to think that we all watched the cartoons at some point in our childhood. I remember the cartoons I used to watch, they kept me engaged, wanting to know what happens next. This is is because they had an actual plot you could follow. Even other children’s programs always imparted some type of a lesson.
Visionaries – A show I used to watch
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A limerick is a form of poetry, often humorous and sometimes obscene, in five-line, predominantly anapestic meter with a strict rhyme scheme of AABBA, in which the first, second and fifth line rhyme, while the third and fourth lines are shorter and share a different rhyme.
This is another form of poetry I discovered earlier this year.
I’ll also be posting some of these here too.
Here’s my Limerick:
I thought that I would write cleverly.
Infuse these words with all my energy.
But I didn’t know how.
But then I was like wow.
I’ll just weave these words expertly.
A haiku is a very short form of Japanese poetry. It is typically characterized by three qualities:
- The essence of haiku is “cutting” (kiru). This is often represented by the juxtaposition of two images or ideas and a kireji (“cutting word”) between them, a kind of verbal punctuation mark which signals the moment of separation and colours the manner in which the juxtaposed elements are related.
- Traditional haiku consist of 17 on (also known as morae though often loosely translated as “syllables“), in three phrases of 5, 7, and 5 on, respectively. (An alternative form of haiku consists of 11 on in three phrases of 3, 5, and 3 on, respectively.)
- A kigo (seasonal reference), usually drawn from a saijiki, an extensive but defined list of such terms.
So after that brief explanation.
This is a form of expression I found out some years ago. Usually I write my haikus on Twitter Me on Twitter
I’m going to be posting some here as well.
So here goes:
I sit here silent.
Lost in much contemplation.
Many thoughts in my mind.
I play chess, and as a chess player I am conditioned to think several moves ahead, to calculate all possible outcomes and have a contingency for each and every one.
This, however, is not how most people think. Most people think in the right now, within this moment only. This, in my opinion, is a problem, and here’s why I think so….
This is a statement I hear a lot. It seems to be something most of the world have silently agreed upon. However, I think differently. Let me delve deeper into this….
What is a relationship? In my understanding, a relationship is two people who have feelings for each other Et taking the step to be together and promising each other that they will stay together. Now, don’t get me wrong, this can never happen overnight, it takes time to come to this decision. Time to know the other person, time to develop those feelings, to nurture them, and then finally decide to be together.
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If there’s one thing I think I’m good at, it’s observation. When you meet me for the first time, you would think I’m a quiet and reserved person. That is partially true. I do not open up to people easily. (society has made me that way)
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