Welcome to Following the Whispers blog
Thank you so much for taking the time to visit. Hope you enjoy your stay. I blog here whenever I feel the need. This blog was created at the time my memoir came out, in February, 2009. Its motto was: creating a life of inner peace and self-acceptance from the depths of despair. Now, my focus is sharing this journey we call life.
“Only one thing is more frightening than speaking your truth, and that is not speaking it.” Naomi Wolf
“We are called human beings, not human doings.” Wes Nisker, Buddhist teacher
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs…(And) if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.” Theodore Roosevelt
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Telling the Truth Tuesday: my wedding video
So what am I trying to say? If my life were a movie, the main character is doing what a good character does--growing and changing. I just had an aha moment as I'm writing this. As writers, we are told we must have conflict in our story. The protagonist must have flaws and must overcome adversity. There is an arc to the story and there must be resolution at the end. What is that lovely latin term for that? Oh brain, please kick in. Sigh! Anyway, art really does imitate life. That is, hopefully, what a good life is--one where we overcome our flaws, experience conflict and overcome it, and grow into good human beings. Maybe if I begin to think of my life as a movie I can detach a bit more from the outcome.
Don't know if this makes any sense to anyone, this crazy train of thought. But that's the beauty of having a blog, isn't it?