I am not ideal. Let me unpack that, because in its stark brevity it may be jarring, despite its truth. The terms 'extrovert' and 'introvert' to describe the two ends of the personality spectrum are relatively new, having been popularised almost 100 years ago by Carl Jung. But the predisposition towards one or the other, … Continue reading I am not ideal.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Kite-Runner-Khaled-Hosseini/dp/1526604744/ref=sr_1_1?crid=368BKRQA1G5B7&dchild=1&keywords=the+kite+runner&qid=1588258988&sprefix=the+kite%2Caps%2C165&sr=8-1 I finished reading this book a little over a fortnight ago and I've known since then that I wanted to write about it, because reading it was an experience that I am eager to explore and share. The Kite Runner is a bildungsroman published in 2003, charting a journey to adulthood that begins against … Continue reading The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini [Review]
Dear ten-year-old Caitlin, When I look at your school picture, I see your smile before anything else. But I remember how often you didn’t want to smile, too. Your crooked teeth, your clothes, your glasses, your height, your introversion, your maturity, your willingness to wear a woolly hat when it’s cold, your cleverness (yes, you … Continue reading A Letter to My Younger Self