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When life`s twists and turns

seize your heartstrings,

plucking them harshly

without restraint

from painful realities,

turn to your divinity within

calling out the brighter light,

concealed from you

till this moment,

So you can bathe in its reflective


Wilfred C.Roach ©

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A film review.

The film ( The Truth) directed by Hirokazu Kore-Eda, opens during a Parisian summer afternoon. Catherine Deneuve is playing a (revered actor) being visited by her daughter and family from the United States. Her daughter is actor Juliette Binoche, son-in-law, Ethan Hawke, and her delightfully precocious daughter actor Clementine Grenier. They all plan to join Deneuve during the filming of her latest film.

What delightfully unfolds in the portrayal by Deneuve is of a woman suffering or enduring an identity crisis, with Binoche determined to have her say. Early on we see in the marvellous but bittersweet exchanges between mother and daughter, how each seeks to establish who is or isn`t telling the truth about shared life events. …

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Who Makes These Changes?

Who makes these changes?

I shoot an arrow right.

It lands left.

I ride after a deer and find myself

chased by a hog.

I plot to get what I want

and end up in prison.

I dig pits to trap others

and fall in.

I should be suspicious

of what I want.

Rumi was (born September 30,1207, in Balkh,Afghanistan and died on December 17,1273).

This verse follows:- The Pickaxe: Getting to the Treasure Beneath the Foundation.

*Taken from The Essential Rumi

Translation by

Coleman Barks

Courtesy of my friend Athena (London)


Wil Roach

Wilfred lives in Sydney, Australia. His interest is how a writer`s interior world is shaped and affected by external stimuli and experiences.

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