Man is condemned to be free; because once thrown into the world, he is responsible for everything he does. Everything has been figured out, except how to live. One always dies too soon or too late. And yet, life is there, finished. The line is drawn, and it must all be added up. You are nothing other than your life. There is only one day left, always starting over. It is given to us at dawn and taken away from us at dusk. We do not know what we want and yet we are responsible for what we are, that is the fact. When you live alone you no longer know what it is to tell a story: the plausible disappears at the same time as the friends. You let events flow by too.Suddenly you see people appear who speak and then go away; you plunge into stories of which you can't make head or tail. You'd make a terrible witness. It is true that people who live in society have learned how to see themselves in mirrors as they appear to their friends. Luckily, I only have a few...

Dr Shaw is a lecturer in Further Education at Edge Hill University, Ormskirk. She also offers philosophy courses at the School of Continuing Education, Lifelong learning, at the University of Liverpool. In 2015, she has completed her Doctorate in philosophy with a focus on existentialism, the equilibrium doctrine and narrative. She has worked as a teacher of English and Comparative literature and Philosophy at The American University in Cairo, Egypt where she also obtained her BA (Hons). Dr Shaw has an MA in Philosophy and Literature from the University of East Anglia where she also taught on a number of humanities subjects. Whilst working in North Wales in Further education, she gained a PGCE aimed at teaching in FE and HE sectors. Dr Shaw moved to Liverpool in 2010 where she now resides.

Interests: Existentialism, Narrative, Comparative Literature, Feminist Thought, Public Speaking, Arab Existentialism, Philosophy of Education, Art, Music, Film and Theatre, Greek Mythology, Existential counsellor and psychotherapist.


Monday, 24 November 2014

Dark Passenger by Daniela Andrade_Original Song

Lyrics to Dark Passenger

You were a call that I couldn't put down
you stayed in my mind late into the night my dark passenger
It's a war in my mind as you sharpen the blades
I try to be good but it's not as good as being insane
Could you tell me if I have a chance to be free?
'cause it burns every hour of every day being me
I've got pockets of ease
I've got slides of decay
Got a mind full of people that I once loved and betrayed
I go looking for fear down the alleys and homes
It's a war in my mind but I can't shake off the joy in my bones
Could you tell me if I have a chance to be free?
'cause I know I can love, I know that I'm doing more harm to me
It's the flashbacks the blood
It's an essential need
I've gotta get back to the boy that was taken from me...

[Thanks to Efrain for these lyrics. These are Dark Passenger Lyrics on http://www.lyricsmania.com/]

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