Brian Doyle is the author of The Wet Engine, which is a novel that includes the short story, “Joyas Valadoras.” His works were inspired by his child, who is missing a chamber of his heart. This story uses metaphors about whales and hummingbirds to show how all people have one similarity despite their many external differences. In “Joyas Voladoras,” Brian Doyle suggests that experiencing pain and hardship is an inevitable part of life.
In Brian Doyle’s article, “Joyas Voladoras”, Doyle feels comfortable enough to speak for the audience, implying that we have all grown up thinking the same, which helps convey his thesis of the inevitable outcome of the heart. He states that individuals, as children, often tend to believe that there will be another person that will help nourish and sustain them as they grow older, but continues to say that as we grow older, we come to an understanding that this way of thinking is nothing but a delusion. Doyle says that, in a sense, that no matter the abundance of people there are in one’s life, one will know that they will leave this world alone with numerous experiences. In the last paragraph of the article, it begins by saying that humans
Do fish feel pain? According to Victoria Braithwaite from her “Hooked on a Myth” an article that was published in the Los Angeles Times” she provided key points and examples on whether fishes can feel pain or not. Fishes are seen around the world as being an inferior animal compared to other animals such as dogs and birds , but does that make them prone to not feeling any pain ? Pain can be mental or emotional but, it can also be physical pain such as distress to any part of the body caused by anything that may be upsetting. Should we not treat fishes the same we treat other animals or humans ?
“A long time ago, my ancestor Paikea came to this place on the back of a whale. Since then, in every generation of my family, the first born son has carried his name and become the leader of our tribe... until now” (Caro & Sanders, 2003). Whale Rider is the story of a girl, Pai, whose twin brother and mother die in child birth. Koro, Pai’s grandfather and leader of the Maori tribe, is devastated that their future leader has died. Years later Koro is determined to find a leader and begins to teach and train the boys, in which Pai is not allowed to join because she is a girl.
In Meena Mustafa’s poem, “Killer Whales”, she describes various things that orca, also known as killer whales, do in their time on earth. In her poem, she writes, “They are black with a few spots of white/And swim the ocean at the speed of light/ The feast on marine mammals, fish and seals/That makes for them a wonderful meal/ Each whale weighs six tons or more/And are mostly found on the ocean floor/ The enjoy the ocean without any fear/
Brian Doyle wrote a short story relevant to his son with one missing chamber in his heart. He characterizes the life of a hummingbird and other mammals with different kinds of hearts. In “Joyas Voladoras” Brian Doyle indicates that love can be found in any shape or form. Doyle explains the true meaning of every heart 's true intention for love, big or small each creature has an equal feeling of love. Even the biggest heart in the world hurts and feels pain.
In today’s Gospel reading we encounter two heart-broken disciples walking to a town called Emmaus. It’s like the psalmist writes, “The cords of death entangled me; the anguish of the grave came upon me; I came to grief and sorrow”(Psalm 116:3). Grief and sorrow. . .In
Logos: The authors explained how they got kidnapped while they were walking alone together to school in the morning. This logically explains why kids shouldn’t go anywhere without adult supervision. Ethos: The authors supported their argument by giving facts and details about what had happened during their abduction.
Review 1 Source of review: Pakistani movie Movie title: Bol Review description: Set in a lower middle class old era where a male dominated family is headed by a religious extremist father of four daughters and a son who is actually a trance gender by birth and is the yo9ungist of all siblings. Children are being brought up in a highly restricted manner where daughters were not allowed to work or even step out of the house without veil. The youngest of all siblings, the only son finds himself most distanced by the father as he brought shame to the family for being a trance gender. Through some means the sisters somehow arrange a small time truck art job for the brother since he is brilliant in drawing and painting, considering when he would
Expressing Our Authentic Voice-Throat Chakra The first of the spiritual chakras, the Throat Chakra. It is the fifth of the seven major chakras also known as Vishuddha. Vishuddha is interpreted as purification in the Sanskrit translation. The Throat Chakra bridges the heart and the mind. It is not about who you are.