“I thought the most beautiful thing in the world must be shadow…” – From “The Bell Jar”

Last year when we were in Annapolis, I exclaimed many times on the beautiful sights, “It’s the most stunning place I’ve ever seen!” While my husband nodded along without sincere agreement, just like what I did when we were in other enormous scenic places like all the national parks, when he’s busy in taking pictures … Continue reading “I thought the most beautiful thing in the world must be shadow…” – From “The Bell Jar”

An elephant and ants – A SHORT STORY PART II

Before the ants-eating-elephant tragedy happened, a lion who was a best friend of the elephants had borrowed some ants-helpers.  He told the ants he didn’t like their work.  Then when those ants thought the lion was sleeping but the lion actually wasn’t, they got together and bitten lion’s baby.  The lion saw it, sent the … Continue reading An elephant and ants – A SHORT STORY PART II

An elephant and ants – A SHORT STORY PART I

An elephant needed some helpers but didn’t want to take the chance that his status would be threatened.  So, he got a bunch of ants, thinking whenever he didn’t feel right he'd just stomp on them and kill them.  Then the ants got more ants, and more and more… Eventually, the ants ate the elephant. Names, … Continue reading An elephant and ants – A SHORT STORY PART I

Who Define the Unwell?

If you have to choose only one book from two (non-poetry, non-tech let’s say): one was written by an extraordinary focus, intelligent and logical person (think of Sherlock Holmes); the other was written by a notorious insane (think of Jack the ripper).  Which one will you choose? How many of you will be more curious … Continue reading Who Define the Unwell?

Fourteen One Two Eight

“Fourteen One Two Eight” was the words a brain tumor patient said to Dr. Kalanithi three times in “When Breath Becomes Air” before he could leave the room.  Dr. Kalanithi later died on Mar. 9, 15.  Exactly each of the numbers of Fourteen, Two, Eight but plus the second number: ONE.  Coincidence?  Prophecy?  Or gibberish … Continue reading Fourteen One Two Eight