Last weekend, my best friend and I traveled the couple hours from Toronto to Montreal for a fun little trip together. We had such an incredible time exploring the city, visiting the many beautifully-decorated cafes, eating at delicious restaurants, hiking Mont Royal and checking out the Piknic Electronik. We left the city with so many… Continue reading lifestyle || montreal travel lookbook: 7 spring outfit ideas
One of the ways to use a notebook I mentioned in my video "16 Ways to Use a Notebook" was to create a Q&A a Week journal where you answer a question each week for five years and then look back and see how your answers change over time. I'm often asked what questions I… Continue reading lifestyle || Q&A a Day Questions
FINALLY! This month, I started out with the plan to do a starry sky-sort of theme but (as you will see) it started out pretty bad. So I morphed it into something different and I'm so happy with how it turned out! Took me an hour to do - I split it into two sessions… Continue reading organization || may set-up: unedited REAL-TIME bujo paint with me
There’s a very good reason the most widely published books in history were works of fiction, chronicling the tales of ordinary men locked in an often fatal battle with a fellow man or a supernatural monster. Fiction captures the nuances of those ideas and imbues them in an ageless magic that enables them to last through centuries of change. Shakespeare’s Hamlet and Miller’s Death of a Salesman were written hundreds of years apart, but man’s struggle for power over his own life remains constant.
Not all works of literature use para-textual features in the same way – or even at all – but Maya Angelou’s prologue in her autobiography, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings”, is a feature of the text which should not be overlooked, for it sets the stage for her to share her immensely difficult but powerful personal story. The piece’s title, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings”, is an allegory referring to her realization of the beauty and meaning held back by the cage created by her physical, psychological, and interpersonal circumstances. Knowing this to be the central tension in Angelou’s life, and therefore her autobiography, the prologue presents itself to readers with a dual purpose.