Is Black Knight a myth, a fictitious character, created by a medieval tale of chivalry and romance and embellished by an over-exaggerated imagination of picturesque falsehood? … More Black Knight Mysteries Part X
Remember, Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella? They are the fairytales of old. Today, new ones are created like, ‘Frozen’, but with a difference? Sisterly love comes into play adding a whole new meaning behind true love, as if love wasn’t already complicated enough? But, it does seem these fairytales shape our world. Remember back then … … More Black Knight Mysteries Part IX
Lillian Gish, a famous actress of 1920s, said on meeting the Fitzgeralds: ‘They were both so beautiful, so blond, so clean and clear – and drinking straight whiskey out of tall tumblers.’ Alas, a love addicted suffers its own perils. They were the most legendary couple of the 1920s and faced the threatening realities of alcoholism and mental illness, infidelity and literary rivalry. What started out as a fairytale romance ended not so happily. There is something to be learnt here and Scott’s novel, The Great Gatsby, is a portal to observe just that very thing and I will get to that later, but something on the author and his wife to pave the way. … More Scott & Zelda Fitzgerald
Again, Mark Twain’s character, Eve, gives us a lovely reminder to love, unconditionally. Didn’t Katy Perry pen a song about that too … “Unconditionally”? It’s the purest of loves and is absolute. I don’t think we should overthink it though because we may place unreasonable expectations on love and we’ll miss it! … More The First Wife
I can’t seem to get chestnuts off my mind since Adam’s Diary. So, since it’s Christmas time, “The Christmas Song”, commonly known as “Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire”, was originally subtitled, “Merry Christmas to You”. A classic Christmas song written in 1945 by Bob Wells and Mel Tomé is still much loved today. Something to warm the heart … … More Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire
I guess you are all wondering, why not a White Knight? Well, too obvious, I feel. It is like finding a gem on top of the rubble. Exactly, you must be reading my thoughts? There has to be another gem further down that is brighter, right? Same process applies with a White Knight. How many White Knights have come and gone? Or were they Black Knights in disguise? Something to think about while we delve further into the mystery of Black Knight. We must keep our wits about us. We are treading tricky ground now as we unfold his mystery.
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Extracts from Adam’s Diary was a comic short story written in 1904 by Mark Twain. At first Adam wasn’t sure about Eve, “this new creature with the long hair”, but over time she grew on him. Were they Mr and Mrs Right? And dare I imply, soulmates? They say, Mark Twain based his characters, Adam and Eve, on himself and his wife, Livy. The chestnut theory must have been something special between them. Now, there’s a love story!
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Some stories shouldn’t be forgotten. ‘Eve’s Diary’ is such a story and surprisingly, written by a man. Eve is adorable, quirky, annoying and a know it all but she loves her life and her man. Eve’s Diary is a comic short story by Mark Twain. It was first published in the 1905 Christmas issue of the magazine Harper’s Bazaar and it’s a must read. Written over a century ago it still holds it charm and free for us to enjoy. It’s a love story. … More Eve’s Diary
It appears it may not have been an apple nor Eve for that matter, but Adam? Adam may be responsible for the collapse of the Garden of Eden and ‘working for a living’, a forgone conclusion. The whole forbidden thing is just a bad joke it seems? … More Adam & Eve
Well, there’s never a happy ending when one indulges a temptation. Look at what happened to Adam and Eve? Now, we’re all paying for that tasty little apple. … More Black Knight Mysteries Part VII