Posts Tagged ‘life story’

Should auld acquaintance be forgot

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2016 – a particularly pernicious year

It took so many beloved talents.

It made our hearts hurt,

It made our heads spin…

 

David Bowie and John Glenn, our Starmen waiting in the sky;

Prince, never just our weekend lover;

George Michael, you did belong to us;

Leonard Cohen, our baffled king composing Hallelujah;

Gene Wilder, gave us our pure imagination;

Garry Marshall, oh happy days;

Harper Lee, our mockingbird;

Glenn Frey, flying like an eagle;

Carrie Fisher, our star-born princess;

Debbie Reynolds, good morning, sun beams will soon smile through;

Alan Rickman…always.  How we always wanted you to be 80-years-old, sitting in your rocking chair, reading Harry Potter.

ALWAYS.

 

A cruel year, to take our beloved away so extensively.

Then, I realized…

We grew up in “their” time.

We discovered them as they blossomed and became the world’s.

We waited by the radio listening to Casey Kasem announce their rising number on the top 40 charts –

We went as children to the movies, jabbering in the halls between classes how awesome the latest movie was –

WE knew them, and they were OURS…before they became who our children loved and the generations to follow –

They were ours, and they will be…

ALWAYS.

 

Wendy Giglio Fiore

January 2017

 

 

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There is no one

There is no one real story of our lives.
Made up from thousands of

Elements

Thousands of

Moments

Thousands of

InteractionsReactionsRelations…

we

BecomeEvolveGrowRegressDevelop.

We
move on—through—throughout—over.

Who can say which one story is real?

We are many stories
We have many tales
We offer many perspectives
We hold many details.

Details of

LoveandLaughterandAnguishandHurtandKindnessand
CaringandQuietandLoudandHarshandGentleandLove

Which one holds more truth?

But would you trade any of it? Helen Keller writes, “Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.”

To alter one’s journey
may change the destination.

I loved my journey.

And I love my destination.

Wendy Fiore – 2010