I am reading an interesting story set in 1960’s Louisiana, USA, on the political race for Governor of Louisiana. The central figure of the story is an ambitious woman who aims to attain wealth, power and status at any cost. Ambition is perhaps, the secondary driving force for her push to fame, fortune and power, as her main objective is to ‘get-back’ at those who have humiliated, insulted and overall belittled her in the past. This book was published in 1960, but its relevance to today’s dog-eat-dog social environment is so apt, I can’t help but relate to and identify with it.The story is presented through the eyes of people who knew her well on her climb up to the pinnacle of her ambition and begins at the end i.e. her funeral. As I have not yet come to the end of that story, I will not say more about it, but must put down the thoughts it has inspired so far. Continue reading “Deeds always come home to roost”
I can’t help wanting to share this, it is so inspirational in the current environment of despair and trial. At this time, disappointment and despair are also a personal emotion, as well as a popular feeling in this land. It fuels the struggles we face as a people. It is hard to talk about it without feeling the sting of tears behind my eyes, so just see and hear this song from the famous story by Victor Hugo, “Les Miserables”
Sing along, if you feel inspired, the lyrics are there for you to join the crescendo for freedom and democracy.