Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away. Matthew 24:35 KJV
The love of books. Life is a story, and the Bible is the most sold book in history. This Holiday we will tell stories when we gather with family and friends. It’s a learning process not to repeat our past. Some stories we tell over and over because life is a process. Some stories are funny, some we never forget, and some we wish we could. It’s easy to believe that only fiction writers need to be concerned about spinning a compelling narrative, and outside of biographies and make-believe, accurately conveying information is all that matters. But storytelling is an essential part of life. It can heal the human spirit. Words evoke emotion or a wake-up call of many aha moments.
At this moment, you are living the story of your life. Why not write it to live on for others. We all evolved by understanding the world through stories. That’s what our brains do. We filter information and put it into a story to make sense of everything that unfolds on our path. It’s so much in our DNA to learn. It’s a continuous process; no one knows everything. We watch life outside of ourselves, and we file what we see and learn in our brains for storytelling.
Time is the most precious thing. It slips away, never to be relived again, or feel, touch, smell. Yes, we touch, feel, smell, and live through stories. It could be a crisis or a moment you never want to forget, like a child being born or a wedding in the family, or mom baking bread. Let’s face it, anything could happen at any moment.
There is a story here unfolding called AT HER ALL, a bottle of lies. God knows every story is not fiction, it’s life. It’s a road traveled by many who have learned what it means when you’re on the job training. A thousand people can read the same book and get a thousand different meanings. The road to hell is paved with good intentions and a thousand stories. A story is not ink on paper or words across an iPad, or computer screen, it’s life.
Will the main character in AT HER ALL, Lara Faye Edison, life’s story change the worldview about human’s nasty little habits? Will the superhero find her way? Will Lara find happily ever after? Often, it takes multiple throws of the dice to learn why life is Heaven and Earth.
I always said I was a better storyteller than a writer, but you can’t write without a story.
Here’s to life. Happy Holidays.