If I can only go back in time and spare an advice to my younger self, I would tell her to never rush in love. I would tell her that it was better to be single and alone than to be with someone who can only offer her a temporary love - an uncertain future. I would tell her that just because the one you love told you "he loves you back" to never believe it all of a sudden. Because heartache will surely be certain once she discovers that she's just his temporary love. A past time. That he has nothing to offer. Because we both know that we want a long and lasting love. We want someone who'll bring us to the altar and pledge his love - mind, body and soul. We want a grand future not a lovely past time. Sometimes, in the loneliness of the night, we soon discover that we are the only ones capable of actually loving ...
November 13, 2018themonochromereaper
I find it difficult to write about love or something related to mysticism. It seems that whenever I tried to illicit an emotion or pen flights of fancy, it always sounds void & devoid of emotions. It doesn't feel like me at all. I'm still in the process of developing my style so hopefully this dilemma will be remedied. Aside from that, I've been contemplating about the excessive use of highfalutin words and its effect to readers. It seems that it is akin to overcompensation of a shallow content; often times, I avoid it. In this manner, I'm hoping to reach a variety of readers. Isn't the point of writing equate to effective communication? If I relate it to the matter at hand, wouldn't a writer fail in the basics of conveying an idea to a mere reader if you extensively use complex words? Let's face it, we can't always expect our readers to be a walking thesaurus. © 2017 Mel Joy (themonochromereaper.wordpress.com)
June 10, 2017themonochromereaper
Site’s Peculiar Name
Everything isn’t purely black or white, there’s also the shades of gray where the hidden truth lies. The truth is, and will always be, different according to the person’s perspective on why they’ve handled things a certain way. That is how the author was able to use the “monochrome” as primary label. Also, attached to the site’s name is the word “reaper” which pertains to collector or harvester. By coining the term ”themonochromereaper,” the author tries to elucidate that this site searches for the ultimate truth in every situation.
“In this world where it is either black or white, the truth is in between, you just have to dig deeper.”