~ Last weekend we went to the fair - la la la la... that sounds magical. Hey, this swing looks magical right? They always do. But to anyone who's ever been to a real fairground, you'll know that it's less than enchanting when you look beyond the small close up details or the blue skied backdrops of colorfully painted rides.
~ The other day I re-watched Big Fish. I had forgotten how I love that movie. This time around I made a new connection with it in that blogging is so much like story telling. So many of us focus on our ideas of beauty and happiness in our blogs, instead of the mundane or sometimes unpleasant aspects of our lives. And why not? I consider this blog to be something I'll look back on many years from now. I want to remember every moment FULL of color and happiness, excitement, beauty, inspiration and passion. After all, "A man tells his stories so many times that he becomes the stories."
~ If you think I'm perfect, or that I never have a boring day, or that I never fight with my family & friends, or that I never have moments where I just want to quit and hide away - you'd be wrong. I'm sure that's certain of everyone at some time. But that wouldn't really be a great story to tell. Not one that I'd want to read anyway...
"Most men, they'll tell you a story straight through. It won't be complicated, but it won't be interesting either."
- Edward Bloom