World Book Day

Just a small note to contemplate the power of books. Unlike weapons of mass destruction, the power of books is transformative in a positive way. It builds and nurtures rather than annihilates. Perhaps that is why repressive regimes across the world have always sought to crush books and book-readers.  On this day, a small prayer … Continue reading World Book Day

Quis hic locus, Quae regio, Quae mundi plaga?

"What place is this, what kingdom, what wounded world?" I was re-watching the movie "Girl, Interrupted" when I noticed that Vanessa Redgrave was playing the role of Dr. Wick. Unbelievably, I had never noticed this in any of the previous viewings! When she quotes the Latin words "quis hic locus.."  in her gravelly and measured … Continue reading Quis hic locus, Quae regio, Quae mundi plaga?