Since it is now November, I want to write about being thankful. I don’t want to wallow in what is not right in my writing life, instead I want to think of all I have in my whole life to be thankful for.
Health, Family, helping others, ability, the man who shares my life with me. Being in North Carolina in the fall. Rain. Sun. Cooler weather. Smiles on student faces who have yet to know what life might give them. Kiwis, food period! Wonderful friends. And then writing. Stories that speak to me of life and what it can and cannot give.
I just saw a Norwegian film called “The Lion Woman”, made from a book by author Erik Fosnes Hansen, that I now want to read (if it ever comes out in English!). The girl is born with hair covering her body and face. I won’t do a review here, but when I woke up the morning after seeing the movie (way before the alarm was set to go off) and my head started to fixate, once again, on the “issues” I am dealing with in my work, I started to think of Eva, the girl/woman in the movie and what her life was like. Believe me, I have nothing to complain about when I put my life in the light of hers. And that led me to thinking of what I have in my life to be thankful for. If you get a chance to see this movie (with subtitles) on Netflix, it is well worth a viewing. I don’t know if it will have the same effect on you as it did on me, but I hope it does. That is what I love about stories...Life experiences can drag you down, but they don’t have to. They can also make you appreciate what your life is, and that you even have it in the first place.
I have done NaNo four times. Once I didn't finish. Three times I did. One of them is in revisons and will one day see the light...
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