What if you had no physical form? No body to call your own? You simply existed in incorporeal form. When you cannot be seen, how would you let others know of your being? Do you scream until your voice is no longer heard or do you make yourself known through a certain … Continue reading The Bodiless
This is my first attempt at a reblog, so after reading up on some Reblogging Etiquette I am adding a few extra lines in here:
This is wonderful little poem by Sue Viseth over at An Artist’s Path, one I can really relate to and hence decided to share 🙂 Please make sure to pop over to her site too!
I also created a different Author i.e. ‘Reblogged Content’ to distinguish between my content, guest bloggers and the reblogged bloggers content LOL!
The Dragon raises its head from slumbers deep against those who seek to destroy its inner keep Many a battle it has fought before drawing upon the power within its glowing core it will allow this transgression no more! Sometimes fire is the only measure against those who would steal your crafted … Continue reading Dragon Spirit
The rain patters against my shell. A distant roar of thunder reverberates against my shield. My breath rises and falls to the ebb and flow of my mind. Another crash of waves on my shore. The sea of chatter pulls away once more. Don't indulge the nagging, let it through - in by the front … Continue reading My Silent Refuge: An Observation during Meditation
In a world of black and white, where anything anyone does is wrong and only you are right. From your subjective deluded perspective you have but one objective. Spite, vengeance and scorn swirl within your heart’s storm. Always having the last word and endlessly casting blame. All an attempt to gain your rightful empty … Continue reading Dear Narcissist: I’ll take My Happiness and Go
Begryp In die feëwoude Raak dit al hoe benouder Want voëlneste word verwyder En hoeveelheid inwoners al hoe kleiner Is daar geen verligting? Aan die oprigting? Daar is geen meer bome Vir die beeldskone Woudgeeste om onder te dans Deur die dag en saans Niemand gee om Want die mensdom is stom Hul kinders … Continue reading Begryp: ‘n Afrikaanse Gedig / Realise: an Afrikaans Poem
No piece of writing is worthy of destruction - yes, it may be cringe worthy, but half-formed ideas hide between the bad grammar and spelling mistakes. These precious little insights will be nourished when the water of the muses flow. Crumbs of inspiration quickly transform into beautifully composed pieces. Never throw away any article of … Continue reading Writing Journal of a Scientist: Run The Ink Dry (Drabble)
To most people parasites are gruesome creatures, likely the feature of nightmares. Yet, they are fascinating organisms from an evolutionary perspective (read more about Tick Origins and the Fossil Record). They are prime examples of the evolutionary arms-race, where parasite and host try to outwit one another through biological adaptation. Unlike plant ectoparasites, animal parasites … Continue reading We are Borg: How Ticks Assimilate Genetic Adaptation
Ticks are blood-feeding external parasites. Truly disgusting creatures and I still say this even after I had studied them for four years. How did they become such repulsive organisms? To glimpse an answer, let's take a walk down the earth's memory lane and explore the ancestral fossils from which they came. Fossils are … Continue reading Ticks in the Fossil Record: How the cousin of the Spider became a Blood-sucking Vampire