“Eastern beliefs, in particular, view ancestors as a ‘bridge’ between human existence and God. They have the power to aid us and help us in times of trouble as well as bless us as we go forth on our journey. In The Merchant of Stories, I touched on how the bonds we have with those who have passed on does not end with their death.”
“I can’t say that I planned to write this book. I don’t believe the story told itself—as it is neither fiction nor a memoir in a conventional sense. I did not have the privilege of hindsight as I wrote in my diary. I’ve narrated the creative process and entrepreneurial journey in real-time as it unfolded in my life.”
“Myths reflect the essence of history and philosophy. Myths show man at his best and man at his worst. Myths project man as God, and man as the devil.”
“As a matter of fact, my anxiety about public appearances was the direct inspiration for this book. Before I began writing In Her Skin…”
A successful movement requires a cohesive strategy, calculated tactics and solid leadership. Thus I am skeptical of the leaderless Hong Kong movement largely organized through online forums.
When recently there was news of militants destroying a 2000-year old temple in Syria, in a city from the Roman days, sights of the temple came back to mind, particularly a ceiling that I had once come across. This writing is not about the shortsightedness of destroying a remnant of a long-past civilization; rather, it is about a science, an idea… the possible significance of the Zodiac.
The journey of a reader to a traveller to a writer and finally, taking the plunge and self-publishing is filled with lot of self-doubt, practical problems and so, I am thankful that a book like this exists.
“The main reason why mythology has lasted for centuries is that though the characters are shown to be larger than life, they actually represent real human beings with real feelings and impulses.”
Such liberty is easily taken when the mythology in question belongs to a religion which isn’t still in practice. However, when it comes to Hindu Mythology, it is a bit harder to have the same kind of creative freedom because of the strong belief of a large population in the holiness of these Gods, their Avatars and other beings mentioned in the holy books.
How easy it is to see someone else take the credit of your years of hard work? Which is harder—facing your anxiety of public appearance or watching someone live your life better than you ever did? Welcome to In Her Skin by Alex Kiester—a psychological thriller, told from the perspective of three unforgettable women.