A language to open up a world of possibilities

‘Every day English spreads, the world becomes a little more homogenous and a little more bland…..’ or does it? Proud as I am of my mother tongue, I always felt it lacks the lilt and lyricism that Italian has, the sensuality of French, or the delicacy of Mandarin. However, there is little doubt that theContinue reading “A language to open up a world of possibilities”

Barbara Walters on How to Be There for the Newly Bereaved and Heartbroken | Brain Pickings

I lost my Mum less than a year ago. I have been helped by so many friends who listened, and seemed to say the right thing – and hindered by those who didn’t, and didn’t.  This piece by Maria Popova looks at Barbara Walters’ take on how words, and actually an absence of words, can playContinue reading “Barbara Walters on How to Be There for the Newly Bereaved and Heartbroken | Brain Pickings”