Music is a beautiful way to pass the time. Carrying an instrument raises people’s curiosity; time and time again I have experienced the way that just the sight of the instrument case breaks down barriers between strangers.
The word ‘self’ in ‘yourself’, ‘himself’, ‘herself’, ‘itself’ is a reminder that these pronouns are meant to be used only when the action reflects onto the actor. I cannot contact ‘yourself’, but I can contact ‘you’.
‘I researched transforming a thesis into a popular book and one of the things I became aware of was that it isn’t just a new version of a thesis, it’s really a work in and of itself,’ Dr Melanie Joy explains. ‘So I really started from scratch.’