The tea dust at Tiong Bahru has a certain depth of flavour, best described by what it is not.//
. "From now on, I'll describe the cities to you," the Khan had said, "in your journeys you will see if they exist."
But the cities visited by Marco Polo were always different from those thought of by the emperor.
. "And yet I have constructed in my mind a model city from which all possible cities can be deduced," Kublai said. "It contains everything corresponding to the norm. Since the cities that exist diverge in varying degree from the norm, I need only foresee the exceptions to the norm and calculate the most probable combinations."
"I have also thought of a model city from which I deduce all others," Marco answered. "It is a city made only of exceptions, exclusions, incongruities, contradictions. If such a city is the most improbable, by reducing the number of abnormal elements, we increase the probability that the city really exists. So I have only to subtract exceptions from my model, and in whatever direction I proceed, I will arrive at one of the cities which, always as an exception, exists. But I cannot force my operation beyond a certain limit: I would achieve cities too probable to be real."
Our influential Latina for today is Laura Esquivel. Laura Esquivel is a Mexican writer and author. Born on September 30, 1950, in Mexico City, Mexico. Esquivel began writing while working as a kindergarten teacher. She wrote plays for her students and then went on to write children's television programs during the 1970s and 1980s.
Esquivel often explores the relationship between men and women in Mexico in her work. She is best known for Like Water for Chocolate (1990), an imaginative and compelling combination of novel and cookbook. It had been released in Mexico a year earlier. After the release of the film version in 1992, Like Water for Chocolate became internationally known and loved. The book has sold more than 4.5 million copies. Her other works include but are not limited to The Law of Love (1996) combined romance and science fiction. Between the Fires (2000) featured essays on life, love, and food. Her novel, Malinche (2006), explores the life of a near mythic figure in Mexican history-the woman who served as Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés's interpreter and mistress. Laura Esquivel is part of the long list of Latin American author that fall under my favorite genre of Magic Realism. Magic Realism a literary genre or style associated especially with Latin America that incorporates fantastic or mythical elements into otherwise realistic fiction. Laura Esquivel has created beautiful works of literature that have created literary adventures to her readers for years ❤️🌻 #hispanicheritagemonth#lauraesquivel#magicrealism#readingisfundamental#latinaauthors#femaleauthors
There is always SO much more going on than what you see. This may as well be a photo of an INFP's mind; the well and grass are what the outside world sees on the daily. Everything below the ground is where we live whenever we can; creating worlds and scenarios out of the ordinary. It's also a great metaphor for all of the cues and stimuli that we are ingesting and processing. I honestly used to think I was crazy sometimes; I pick up on things that can't be explained and I used to brush it off all the time. For instance, I can feel heat coming off people who are angry, or I get compulsions to call (well, text, because - me) friends over uneasy feelings. I ignore these 99% of the time, but last night I followed up on an uneasy feeling and discovered it was spot on. I am SO glad that I followed a gut instinct and didn't worry about looking stupid or ridiculous, because I ended up being able to offer a friend comfort. This was a good lesson for me as a human, and as a writer, to follow instincts even if I think I might look foolish in the short term. I used to curse being an introvert, an INFP nonetheless (the Anne Shirleys and Luna Lovegoods of MBTI), but I'm finally embracing it. I'm realizing that it's the biggest gift a writer can get from the universe. Be yourself - everyone else is taken. .
Photo by: MarcusAurelius via Pinterest via DesignCrowd
Some of you already know that I am in the process of creating a Tarot Card Deck with my paintings. After years of painting and hours and hours of brainstorming, I've finally put together the Major Arcana images, for which I will be having a solo exhibit in October...can't wait to share this collection and wisdom with you! (Pictured is "The Fool // Innocence) 🌿 #tarotart#oracledeck#magicrealism#society6artist
My two pieces on view at @laluzdejesus‘s Coaster Show. “Yumiko’s Dream” (left) have SOLD 🔴, but “Seeing All” is still available for adoption, as well as coasters from many other amazing artists.
Stop by the gallery to see the show! or visit online (link on @laluzdejesus‘s profile).