Living the Story

I was talking with a friend about teenage romance and expectations of life and commented that we were brought up on the Cinderella story. And we reminisced over the ballroom scene in The Sound of Music.
After a while it became clear that to her it had always been ‘just a story’ quite separate from real life.
I just sat and blinked at her in astonishment. Obviously, over the years I’ve had to learn the difference but at twelve and fourteen the story was life. Romance began at sixteen when you met your Prince Charming and then you lived happily ever after.  I knew that ; just as  at six I knew that next term I’d have to go across the playground to the Junior school and then at eleven catch a bus to senior school.
Life was mapped out like chapters in a book and I couldn’t wait to get to sixteen and dance round the ballroom.
She laughed at me and said, ‘That’s why you’re a writer.’

Why are you a writer?
Do you live the story?

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2 Responses to Living the Story

  1. Agatha Nolen says:

    Rosalie,
    good story this morning! I started writing as a child in a diary, and then started journaling Bible verses when I found a Bible-based church post-college and that was taught as a discipline. I’ve kept up a journal intermittently in adulthood but after my second divorce it became therapy; I was able to work through things and bring clarity to my life through words. As I talked with more people about my “story”, it seemed like we are all very similar, yet all unique in how our life unfolds. But I realized that it does unfold as a story. I’m lucky because of significant events in my life (breast cancer and two divorces) that I can honestly say that I believe that I’m living out God’s story for my life and he is in control. I’m trying to honor God by sharing his masterpiece of the life he’s designed for me and all the people that I am blessed to know because of Him.
    Enjoy your posts…and photography! 🙂

  2. Thanks, Agatha. I enjoy yours. too.

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