Winter Solstice 2021

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The Crimson Tutu

The Crimson Tutu By Susanna Kelly (12) and Ríona Mullally (12) of Bishopstown and Curraheen Youth Project. Illustrations by Leah Mckeown (11) (also of Bishopstown Youth Project) and Ríona. A short and shocking story about a graceful ballerina. Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on whatsapp The authors from the Bishopstown & Curaheen Youth…...

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Spoken word artist and rapper Olymio Raphael shares 'Grace', a working spoken word piece for Good Day Cork's Winter Solstice 2021 series

Grace by Raphael Olympio

Grace By Raphael Olympio Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on whatsapp Photo credit: Fionnuala O’Connell Photo caption: Smiles – see smiles in life everyday This year I met Grace but first… Let’s rewind back to last year Let’s Rewind back all the time, rewind back all the tapes, let’s flip back all the…...

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‘Dear Diary, I am back’ by Asmae Ourkiya

Dear Diary, I am back By Asmae Ourkiya Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on whatsapp It has been years since journaling landed a warm riveted spot in a box I labeled “Things I used to do as child.” I used to dedicate my time before sleep to documenting every detail of my day…....

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Winter Solstice Orla Doherty I am Born essay coming out

I am born by Orla Doherty

I am born By Orla Doherty Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on whatsapp Read in Czech PŘICHÁZÍM NA SVĚT Je Škaredá středa, 7. dubna 1971, jen několik dní před Velikonoční nedělí. Krátce před třetí hodinou odpolední na dublinskou nemocnici Rotunda lehce sněží. Moje matka, která mě poprvé drží v náručí, sleduje, jak sněhové…...

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Samira Ajitji shares a short story in Arabic

A short story in Arabic By Samira Ajitji Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on whatsapp About the storyteller: Samira is a storyteller and mum of three. Samira shares a story in her native tongue, Arabic. It’s a story about Joha, his son and a donkey that highlights the value of self-confidence and the…...

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Too much, too little, too soon, too late by Mareike Graepel

Too much, too little, too soon, too late By Mareike Graepel This fictional story explores abundance and excess. Originally written in German, Marieke shares the English translation too. Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on whatsapp Read in German Zu viel, zu wenig, zu früh, zu spät “Du bist zu viel”, sagte sie und…...

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Rev. Valerie Smith-Palacios, Good Day Cork, queer, inter-faith, Winter Solstice 2021

May the Light Return by Rev. Valerie Smith-Placios

May the Light Return By Rev. Valerie Smith-Palacios An abundance prayer for the wholly broken-hearted, during the darkness. Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on whatsapp Valerie at Caragh Lake, Summer 2021 Photo credit: Mary Cleary This is a story about gratitude. About grace. And a little bit of abundance, maybe. Perhaps the prayer…...

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Snapshots of Life by Sloane Quirke

Snapshots of Llife By Sloane Quirke Sloane Quirke shares their personal reflection on what makes us human. Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on whatsapp Sloane Quirke. Photo submitted by author. A neighbour knocks on the door, holding a plate of cookies. “We made way too many today, do you want some?”     When…...

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A note from Kel Menton, Features Editor, Good Day Cork

Winter Solstice 2021 Note from Features Editor

“.. stop worrying about what-ifs and start celebrating what is.” By Kel Menton, Features Editor, Winter Solstice 2021 Series Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on whatsapp Kel Menton. Photo credit Marcin Lewandowski “The trouble is that we have a bad habit, encouraged by pedants and sophisticates, of considering happiness as something rather stupid…....

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