Learning who you are is something important. The actual person that I was to become stayed contained and only in my writings did I reflect through my growing years.
As they say “The mind is a wonderful thing” and just as a heart can grow an artery when needed, so can the mind create a new life through the imagination and perception of reality, even if the reality is not a pleasant one. BJWrites
A good example of this would be Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress The novel, written by Dai Sijie, is about two teenagers. Luo, “a genius for storytelling”, and an unnamed narrator, “a fine musician” are sent to be re-educated after the Chinese Cultural Revolution. They are sent to a mountain called “Phoenix of the Sky” near Tibet. This journey in their lives transform not only themselves but also everyone around them as well.
Lately, I have really enjoyed The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt, (WOW) . This story held me captive. And yet others said that it was difficult for them to read because the story was too dark. I could not put it down because I wanted to know where the author was going with the main character and the other characters had a grip on me as well. Again, a transforming story and a Pulitzer Prize winner. http://www.litlovers.com/reading-guides/13-fiction/9396-goldfinch-tartt.
I truly loved to read and write and would skip meals and certainly all of the chores of my early years to have time to do either. I recalled being told to “go to bed and, “no you cannot read” only to lie on the floor of my room by the light streaming from under the door with The Diary of Anne Frank (disambiguation) . This book alone made such an impact on my life and is a key piece to the puzzle for the personal survival of a difficult childhood.
I’ve worked for companies that utilized my skill, I’ve volunteered and been blessed enough to give my time and words away always intend to do more than time allows. Sometimes it was my outlet from stress, but most of the time it is simply a place for me to create. Writing is the most rewarding thing I do.
I belong to The Chestertown Writers Group. We express ourselves freely about our lives, our imaginations, and our hopes and dreams. It is a wonderful group and this year we published a book together, A Potpourri: Of Prose and Poetry by The Chestertown Writers Group . This collection of work made me aware of how valuable it is to have like souls in your life. This organization is at eighteen members and is actively seeking publication of their work. We are affiliated with the Kent County Library in Chestertown, Md. We also participate in our local gallery of artisans, River Arts http://chestertownriverarts.org/ I feel lucky to have this resource in my life and hope that I too prove of service to them. There is one other group that is of great value to me and to the community and it is The Woman’s Literary Club of Chestertown, Maryland. This organization promotes reading through donations for books, and time spent with children who need support in reading.
From one person to another we can share our joys and sorrows though writing. I have found that the relationship between me and the story can be told in many ways depending on perception. And all relationships are of great value. I look forward to my relationship with you, the reader. Please feel free to comment as I enjoy hearing from you. This can somehow allow us to change or accept ourselves and live our lives as intended, Happy~