Tag Archives: art

FMM 4 19 19 Natural Wonder

“The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.” ~ Walt Whitman. I am by nature suspicious of flowery speech.  I have a memory of my father explaining something to me as ‘purple prose’, passages of literature that are too fulsome, too many superlatives and flashy […]

FMM 3 16 18 Blinded by the Light

“If every day is an awakening, you will never grow old. You will just keep growing.”~ Gail Sheehy. I remember the simple joy of owning a flashlight.  Being English by birth, I first knew it as a ‘torch’, but once we moved to Jamaica we soon adapted to the more American name. It was small […]

FMM 4 22 16 Scratching the Surface

“I am not what you supposed me, but far different”~Walt Whitman.  I was introduced recently to an author who at one time answered ‘Dear Sugar’ letters, an advice column on a wide variety of stressful topics.  The author responded to questions about love, life, anxiety, hopelessness and much more by telling stories from her own […]

FMM 4 19 13 What Price Freedom?

“I write what I like” ~ Steve Biko. April is National Poetry month. The poet has a particular way with words, chooses them with care and precision so as to paint a picture with as few brush strokes as possible. I have been thinking recently how fortunate the writer is. An artist has to buy […]