- Dec 2020
She waited on patiently, almost cheerfully, without alarm, her memories gradually giving place to hopes and visions of the future
Description of Polly's thoughts lays the ground for her epiphany in the end "Then she remembered what she had been waiting for." It is unclear what she realizes in the end, but it is not as important as the process of epiphany itself in Joyce's idea.
- Sep 2020
- Apr 2020
“If you could have done it on your own, you already would have done it.”
Gotta be honest with yourself. If you haven't finished what needs to be finished, there's a reason for that.
It could be you're no longer interested. If that's the case, wtf are you trying so hard for? Give it up. Don't waste your time doing something you don't wanna do.
However, though, if it's something you're passionate about, and you're mad at yourself for having not finished it already, then there's passion in the tank. The work must be done because, if you don't, you'll die crying.
So if you're still passionate about the project, and you're not getting the job done to completion, there's another reason for your faults...
You're not gifted enough to perform whatever portion of the project you're struggling to complete.
And that's fine! It's alright to suck! If people didn't suck at stuff, there'd be no reason to have so many different professions. Everyone would just leverage their god-like overall awesomeness, where there's nothing you can't do perfectly, and do everything yourself.
But that's not the world we live in. Our world includes other people; people who live to deliver their unique solution, talents, advice, etc. to people like you.
Life is best when there's harmony. Harmony is often found within; but, oftentimes, harmony can't be enjoyed without help from others.
Note to self: Hire a developmental copyeditor!
- Dec 2019
Derived from the Greek word epiphaneia, epiphany means “appearance,” or “manifestation.” In literary terms, an epiphany is that moment where a someone achieves realization, awareness, or a feeling of knowledge, after which events are seen through the prism of this new light