Feelings

The say feelings come and go. They also say motivation doesn’t last. Neither does enthusiasm.

Love, hate, depression, frustration, dissapointment, anger…none of those truly last.

They come and go, depending on the circumstances in our lives.

So, what lasts? Continue reading

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Book Review: The Author by Jordan Antonacci

How far would you go to rebuild the life you let break?

Forensics expert Troy Graves has helped solve a lot of crimes, but he can’t seem to put back together the pieces of his own life. After years of chasing a serial killer known as “The Portrait Killer”—TPK—through the streets of Laguna Niguel, Troy has lost his wife as well as himself. Desperate and eager for the freedom of a fresh start, he decides to take matters into his own hands. Going behind the back of his Lieutenant, Troy takes on the role of Lead Detective, hunting the streets of Laguna Niguel for the one thing that haunts him.

But when he puts a face to the monster, Troy only sees opportunity, and does something unorthodox—he asks the killer for help.

Seduced by his lust for greed, Troy seems to forget that every action has a reaction, and that befriending the Devil doesn’t go without consequence.

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This is a true thriller. Quite a simple statement, right? But it does convey the fact that there are a number of things the author of this novel does right. One of them is it has the storyline, the pace, and the characters worthy of such a bold claim. The rhythm is on point, making you want to read the whole thing as fast as possible.

Suspense and mystery go hand in hand. The things you don’t know, you want to find out. You want to figure everything out.

The writing flows smoothly, which is one of the things I appreciate most about any kind of novel.

If you enjoy reading thrillers, then this book is a must-read.

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From the author:

In chasing after what we want, we often leave behind what we had. We burn bridges, cut ties, and close doors that can’t be re-opened, no matter how much we knock.

Too often when we get what we wanted, it’s only after that we realize it’s not what we thought.
Too often…when we let something go, it’s only after that we realize what it truly meant to us. Every action has a reaction; every decision, a consequence.
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The Author is available on Amazon.com here.
Jordan Antonacci’s blog can be found here.

 

You define yourself…

wp-quoteWho are you?

Most difficult question one could possibly ask.

Who are you?

Where do you even begin to answer such a question? What defines you as a person? The things you own? Or the things you do? What about the people you love? Or the ones you hate?

The thing is that we are not easily defined, we are not finished products, but works in progress.
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What is art?

I noticed this debate on the Internet for quite some time. What is art? People keep trying to figure it out. If writing is art, if not. How much money do you have to make to call yourself an artist? Or you have to have a certain amount of followers on social media, perhaps? Do you get a certificate from someone? Some proof of being an artist?

What is art exactly?

It’s all art. The way you dress, how you walk, how you talk. It’s all art. Poetry and philosophy and paintings and songs and movies and the soundtracks of those movies – sometimes even their reviews are art. Every joke ever made, every scribbled note, every photograph. All the fairy tales and the ballads and the legends.

It’s all art.

Architecture. City planning. A mathematical algorithm. A software program. A smartphone. The Internet.

The way the stars shine bright against the night sky. The sound of the rain. The smell of flowers on a summer afternoon.

This world, and everything in it.

It’s all art.

Every bit of beauty that was ever witnessed by another human being is art. Everything that ever made us forget ourselves in admiration, every little thing that took our breath away.

It’s all art.

And we’re all artists.

unrequited love?

It’s been almost six years since I wrote Jazz. It took me two weeks to write. Listening to the same song over and over again, not bothering to eat days on end, I wrote it with nothing else in mind but to get it all out of my head. Like a dream. It was no longer safe behind my eyelids.

But then I got it published and… well… people have all sort of ideas about what it is and what it all means and stuff like that. This is what this post is about, actually.

Because there are some people who think Jazz is an unrequited love story. They say it with the same kind of sympathy one has for Romeo and Juliet. As if cynicism has evaporated from the universe and my main character is simply unlucky and unloved – as if there’s some sort of beauty to be found in this predicament. Continue reading

It never ends…

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Are you waiting for that time when “everything will fall into place?” When the economy will be better, when your situation will be better, when you’ll have different people around you? Are you wishing for a different kind of relationship, for a different you, for a different body, for a different career?

Are you thinking that there will be some day when you can rest? When there’s going to be comfort, when you’ll feel safe. When you’ll feel nothing but pride?

When all this pain and the stress and this suffering you’re going through will end? Continue reading

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