No love dying

  For reasons we thought best We parted ways She cried A lot Her eyes swell I was miserable I wrote myself into a stupor Though pithy, our text conversations were intense She wasn’t going to let it be She let me know There’ll be no love dying here It seemed as though she was …

Sitting in silence

"To make the right choices in life, you have to get in touch with your soul. To do this, you need to experience solitude, which most people are afraid of, because in the silence you hear the truth and know the solutions." So said one Deepak Chopra. And I can attest. I have been going …

Using online media for your business

Writing this post, I've just had to throw my mind back to the days when television was introduced – of course, I was not born yet, but thanks to information being abundantly available, I read up on media history. And, it's fascinating a subject! As is the case with most new things, most people were …

The thing about marketing

Let me cut to the chase! The art of marketing is not as easy a discipline as most people think it to be! Some respect is needed for it! Okay. Now that we have got that out of the way, let's proceed to have a conversation about why that is. I have paid attention to …

When writing, you cannot hide yourself

What a lot of people do not appreciate enough is this: Writing reveals even things you don't want to share. That's because writing spills out your guts to the world in ways you might not fathom. It exposes you. Writing down your thoughts is a dynamic activity. So, this means the writing on your Facebook …

De-cluttering and starting anew

Efficiency steps in the moment you get rid of clutter and achieve total simplicity. Things presented simply attract attention and stand out because of our inclination to complicate the life out of things. The big lie that has come to be worshipped (albeit privately): Complicated and intricate translates into impressive. It's precisely the reason we …

It’s a perfect evening (or, is it?)

Just a few minutes go, I left the house to go gaze at the sky. Okay, okay. I'll be honest: I went out to take a pee. And I felt the breeze on my skin as it permeated and occupied space. Absolutely peaceful. After I was done relieving myself, I promptly decided to take a …

A writerly love affair

Themba is writing; Writing is Jay Thus My sights are set firmly, Bravely, I may even, On my eventually becoming one of the best To ever walk – and write – the earth My writing makes me high My writing gets me by The love I have for it; Makes me cry Takes me high …

Themba Jay on social media; how I use hashtags

#ThembaJayWriting This hashtag contains the written stories I produce, or my talking about anything that's related to written content. When I comment on the joys and pains of writing, my journey and insights on the art, I use it. This is how I add my writer-ly voice on the delicate art of weaving words and …

“Sizokhulekelana ke Bhut’ Omdala”

Those beautiful and humble words, etched in the title above, were uttered to me by a humbly talented artist who absentmindedly drew the smiling man, Camewell, you see before you. A few months ago, I set off to clear my head, find a bit of joy, attempt to rid myself of negativity and unhappiness that …