Ongoing Moments: Heidi Huang

Ongoing Moments: A series in which teaching staff and students from the English Department respond to a photograph of their choice. [Read all entries.] [Revisit the “Interrogative” series.]

Heidi Huang

My Collection Of Notebooks

Only a few pages used in each.
Some have been there for years.
Some new arrivals.

“In the beginning was the written word,”
I used to imagine
one could write like Hemingway
on these Moleskine pages.

Voices were kept
in various colours:
black are from the speaker,
blue are from me,
red are the questions arisen,
green are where the dialogues begin.

Neatly hand-written plans.
To-do list double-checked.
Then I was told
that living is all about trying to get by through chaos.

They are here to remind me
“The map is not the territory.”
Notes could be taken
but books are to be created.


HHeidi Huang is Lecturer at the Department of English Language and Literature. She got her MA and PhD in Transcultural Studies in Lyon where she met her husband from Hong Kong. She is trying really hard to live a well-balanced life as a woman of faith, a supportive wife, a dolphin mom, a cheerful giver, an innovative scholar, and an inspiring teacher. [Click here to read all entries by Heidi.]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s