TALES OF THE ANCIENT TURTLE: Prophets of Sadness

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Do you know what’s the problem with what you write?’ my filmmaker friend asked me.
Naqi and I are old friends. He knows me well. I write and sometimes he is kind enough to animate my words.
Please enlighten me.
The world needs to be a happier place.’ His voice resonated of exasperation.
The world needs to hear happy words. People need to forget the dark side. They need a light at the end of their personal tunnels. But you my friend write only of heartbreak and sadness.
Yeah! I guess you are right.’ I nodded. ‘But this is what I am. I can write of happiness and joy and laughter. But I don’t want to.

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Sehnsucht

It is very rare that I fall in love with a word.

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‘Sehnsucht’ is a German word with no direct translation in the English language. It corresponds to longing or nostalgia for a place that may never exist