Sister of My Heart

“Every person has a heart, but we’re not always lucky enough to get a glimpse of it. And every heart, even the hardest, has a fragile spot. If you hit it there, it shatters.”

My favourite author and wonderful human being. Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni is an Indian-American author, poet, and the Betty and Gene McDavid Professor of Writing at the University of Houston Creative Writing Program

More about her : http://www.chitradivakaruni.com/

How many kidneys do we have ?

Teacher addresses a student and asks: “How many kidneys do we have?”
“Four!”, The student responds.
“Four? Haha,” The teacher was one of those who took pleasure in picking on his students’ mistakes and demoralizing them.
“Bring a bundle of grass, because we have an ass in the room,” the teacher orders a front bencher.
“And for me a coffee!”, the student added.
The teacher was furious and expelled the student from the room.
The student was, by the way, the Brazilian humorist Aparicio Torelly Aporelly (1895-1971), better known as the “Baron de Itararé”.
On his way out of the classroom, the student still had the audacity to correct the furious teacher:
“You asked me how many kidneys‘ we have. ” ‘We have four: two of mine and two of yours. ‘We have’ is an expression used for the plural. Enjoy the grass”.


Life demands much more understanding than knowledge. Sometimes people, because they have a little more knowledge or ‘believe’ that they have it, feel they have the right to underestimate others..

Apparício Fernando de Brinkerhoff Torelly

(Barão de Itararé)

(Brazilian journalist)


He wrote for several newspapers, such as O Globo and A Manhã; there, he published humorous pieces, poking fun at politicians of the time.

They were wrong

“And if you can’t see anything beautiful about yourself;
get a better mirror,
look a little closer,
stare a little longer.
because there’s something inside you
that made you keep trying
despite everyone who told you to quit.
you built a cast around your broken heart,
and signed it yourself
you signed it :
“they were wrong”

― Shane Koyczan

Shane L. Koyczan is a Canadian spoken word poet, writer, and member of the group Tons of Fun University. He is known for writing about issues like bullying, cancer, death, and eating disorders. He is most famous for the anti-bullying poem “To This Day” which has over 24 million views on YouTube.