Thursday, August 19, 2010

Thoughts: The Adding Machine

August 19, 2010



Have You Ever Thought How Garbage Boys Survive?

The garbage truck was in front of the cab I was on a few days ago.

The traffic gave me a picture of how garbage collectors work on their assigned task to serve us.

I thought they were on to penance because the work they do is literally “dirty.”

Of course, as compared to the hospital/medical staff who treat infections and diseases; dirt and stinking barrels of dirt are loathsome.

What do you think, how do their kids hug them? Have you ever worried for them? They have to be given protection against all the dirt of the world. These good workers deserve to be thanked for

In other countries, garbage collectors are paid well. How about in the Philippines…. (private or government garbage employees) how are they treated?

In my case, I think dirt ---- attracts diseases like stomach disorders, allergy, and lung problems, among others. Take for example the killer flu virus, and those objects that are habitat of germs (fomites)?

Doctors recommend washing thoroughly with soap and water.


I have thought about Elmer Rice play “The Adding Machine.” An alienation exemplified by Zero who worked as bookkeeper in a department store. His work has dried up his humanity making him incapable of love, friendships and other emotions.


What is a thought?

Thinking signifies everything that you say is “in our heads” or that “goes through our minds.”

It is a matter not directly perceived and could always change. Oftentimes you would say, “I just thought of it.”

Thoughts can be important as the award in kindergarten like the “Most Thoughtful Student.” And sometimes, not important as “Never mind, it doesn’t matter.” How the brain works is a gift and a tool of making thoughts/ideas concrete. Thinking is powerful when you work at it (small miracles), and can be destructive with malice like the curse of a witch. Good thoughts are necessary for success but tragic as a downfall of a wicked endeavor (karma). The earth will ask payment with interest pulling every pound of wickedness, including sacrificial lambs.

Positive, clean, and helpful thoughts will triumph in the end; in the promise of God.

Good thoughts and wishes are considered to be an offering to God, and can be acts of prayer transforming all wrath to peace and love. Nothing and no one can contest God.

I usually ponder on this from the Holy Bible, and get power from God’s promises in the hope that Jesus Christ is always near.

“Give me a clean heart O God.”

“God’s thoughts are as high as the heaven, and man or any other creature cannot know about it. But all things work out together for good for those who love God and obey His commandments.”

“I am thinking of you.

I am thinking of God.

What comes to me now is the work I do.

My wish is to create something beautiful.

My words are my presents for you.” RoseVoc2

IWroteFiction, 2010

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Great Ideas And Fairy Tale Stories

Great Ideas and Fairy Tale Stories

Life’s lesson are taught in various ways. Stories are one way to share ideas, beliefs, entertainment, information, and life struggles. Fairy tales are stories that mark inspiring and intelligent literature for all.

History shows that fiction story writers are people with profound depth and goodness in their hearts. Readers have to find out the moral value of the story. Thank God for the beautiful stories and the writers who help us see life, with hope and faith that goodness saves man.

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (as retold)
The Shoemaker and the Elves by Sue Ullstein
Pinnochio by Carlo “Collodi” Lorenzini
The Little Match Girl by Hans Christian Andersen

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

“The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” features Nicholas Cage and Jay Baruchel in a fairy tale based story this 2010.

There are revisions and new ideas. For one fiction story to create effects and highlight, modifications are made. Virtues are highlighted in the films.

In the end the village boy triumphs with the magic, and helps his village/community with his bird friend to get good harvests.

The Shoemaker and the Elves

Stories are woven to show the beauty of life in simple things. The poor shoemaker works hard in his old age (and with his wife), then creates the finest shoes in their village.

The elves help them because they are a good couple who works hard. The wife makes clothes for the elves and there is sharing and support in the old couple and the elves.

Life is sharing in whatever form, and with everyone else.


The Pinocchio story is the puppet (turned-real boy), who lies and gets his nose longer because of lying. Kids love the animation of this story. I could recall the toy stories in the movies where everything moves.

After the troubles, Pinocchio becomes a good boy and stays out of trouble. Again the virtue of goodness and honesty are shown.

The Little Match Girl

How lovely! But this story is a sad story of a poor little girl forced by a bad parent to sell matches in the cold snowy night. Another heartless boy robs her shoes.

The little match girl comes freezing to death in the snow while working. The symbols used in the story are vivid and deeply touching the heart.

In the end the little match girl dies and gets reunited with her grandmother to join with God.

Here we can see the abused children molested to do adult duties. While they are supposed to study and enjoy life, some people abuse them.

Children are angels, we have to help them live and enjoy life.

Rosalinda Flores – Martinez

More Stories for Children (and Adults)

More Stories for Children (and Adults)

Fairy tales carve lessons in life. From the young heart of a child to the matured heart of the adult: everyone seek goodness, happy endings and triumph in truth.

The Ugly Duckling (as retold)
King Midas and His Golden Touch by Homer
Cinderella by Charles Perrault
The Emperor’s New Clothes by Hans Christian Andersen

The Ugly Duckling

An amazing story of a duck! Kids and everyone loves ducks. This famous ugly duckling turns out to be one of the most beautiful creatures of the earth.

This story shows that people need to belong and that no one is ugly. Only that we are the same in some ways, and different in other ways. Ducks like people have to know where to find happiness and goals. The duck sees himself “very beautiful” in the water; then in the water he finds his new family.

King Midas and His Golden Touch

An amazing story for kids full of curiosity! The picture of gold comes to be prominent and readers appreciate the simple story scenes looking like real pictures. This gives an easy lesson one couldn’t forget about “greed.”

This is another myth story. It’s about the god of Happiness “Bacchus” and a king in ancient Greece, who turns everything he touches into gold, even food and his beloved daughter. Later, King Midas begs for his daughter to become human again, giving away his love for gold. Literally, “away with gold!”

Homer, indeed, gives one of his best in this inspiring story.

In “Literary Criticism,” subjects the recall factor of “the girl with the golden eyes,” becomes vivid in the story for whatever connection it can present with culture and the readers.


One of the best fairy-tale stories ever told that marks happiness in kids and adults. Imagine the wicked stepmother and the two stepsisters who mistreat Cinderella (she is the real child of the father of the house). Her good fairy Godmother guides and helps her to attend a ball riding a very beautiful carriage (animal friends of Cinderella).

Cinderella becomes the center of attraction in the ball showing to be a real beauty. The prince falls in love with her. The glass-slippers become an unforgettable symbol, showing that truth can never fail and goodness will prevail in the end.

The Emperor’s New Clothes

Laugh out loud! How full of wisdom, the writer of this story carves out this golden idea! Imagine a naked emperor in a parade! When I was I young girl, I couldn’t stop laughing at this and thought how people could be fools if they don’t stand firm in truth and principles.

Christian Andersen weaves an imaginary beautiful clothing of flattery in the story. The young boy full of honesty comes out bravely to tell everyone the truth.

Truth will always win out; and someone (pure in heart) maybe, from the simple crowd will be brave to uncover lies.

Rosalinda Flores – Martinez

The Fairy Tale Stories

The Fairy Tale Stories

Fairy tales are imaginary stories. They do not exactly mean “there are fairies” but some kids and even adults associate these stories with magic, a big triumph of the characters, beautiful fairies, and life wonders. Sometimes they could be some fables and would involve animal and nature stories. The classification is huge for different cultures.

Let us peep into Storyland:

Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
Snow White and the Seven Dwarves by the Grimm Brothers
The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde
Snow White and Rose Red by the Grimm Brothers

1. Alice in Wonderland is a famous fairy tale. It was even filmed and shown this 2010.

This girl Alice dreams of going into another land through a hole. In Wonderland she meets talking cats , rabbits, a caterpillar and other animals. In Wonderland, everything comes to be awesome: the beautiful garden, the odd funny characters, magic beyond life and where you eat something there will be changes in sizes. Alice becomes bigger and smaller just by eating cake and drinking some potion. The queen of hearts is a fascinating character, as well.

Johnny Depp starrs in the movie as the “Madhatter.”

2. Snow White and the Seven Dwarves

This story gives the idea of the wicked witch, the symbolic red apple, and the kind seven dwarves who are Snow White’s best of friends. From the magic mirror that’s full of magic and which shows the vanity of the stepmother, poor Snow White becomes part of the dwarf family. The dwarves are not-good looking creatures but their hearts are better than those people who deceive using beauty and influence.

“Mirror, mirror on the wall,
Who is the fairest one of all?”

Kids learn from the genuine love of the prince and the kindness of the dwarves.

3. The Selfish Giant

The idea of this story inculcates to children what Jesus really is, what God can be. How meek and kind, he can be as a boy. The selfish giant and his beautiful garden is enliven - the time the giant becomes a friend of the children. The selfish giant changes to be generous upon knowing the humble Christ. This creates wonder especially when the giant dies with a smile on his face. What’s God like? That even the giants and kings bow to him ?

4. Snow White and Rose Red

Snow White and Rose Red are sisters brought up by their mother to be good daughters/children.

When a bear knocks at their door, they help the bear which turned into a handsome prince. Later the prince marries Snow White, and Rose Red marries the prince’s brother. The two girls help the bear without waiting for any reward; but usually “Kindness reaps its fruits,” and “Goodness gets its rewards.”

Rosalinda Flores - Martinez

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