A Cognitive Canvas by Priyanka Samra
November 27, 2019
A rich, heartfelt collection that combines light-hearted and deep, emotive themes, A Cognitive Canvas by Priyanka Samra explores social issues, the loss of a father, mental health, the beauty of everyday moments, and so much more.
I wrote each piece with the goal in mind of creating a feeling on the reader's end, whether its the California ocean breeze on a hot summer day, a hot cup of coffee in New York City with the company of my journal, the ethereal feeling of rainy days, the homeless boy on Skid Row whose hunger hurts him a little extra on Thanksgiving day, the power of mental stamina, the blueprint of modern-day society, social issues in the Western and Eastern worlds, cultural taboos, my father whom we lost in August of 2019 and much more. My father suddenly passed away from Valley Fever, entirely broken I turned to write and put together the chapter "iqbal singh samra" to share with all of you how wonderful of a person he was. My father was my best friend and influenced me to start writing at a young age; in the 29 years I had with him, he always encouraged me to follow my dreams and to see them through no matter how difficult. This collection has something for everyone! I hope you enjoy it!