Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Tuesday, June 29

"When a person dies, a library is lost"

     Right now, there are hundreds of books being written by the people in this photo, by those of you reading this, and by everyone around you. When a person dies, their library is lost.  Collecting these stories is incredibly important. 
     Hitting the highlights of peoples lives is important. Those highlights are what makes our time on this earth infinitely exciting.  Just a slice of someone's life can be great treasure. They can live on with that one slice and the library is not lost for lack of effort.
     I hope you will join me by leaving me a "slice of your life". A story about a part of your life that is unique to you. Or a story about someone you know, a family member or a friend. Photo's are also welcome. Until next time. . .
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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Tuesday, June 14, 2010

I went to a wonderful festival in the park over the weekend. There was music, by well-known and unknown musicians; there was fine art and crafts; art installations being created while I watched; all types of unique foods (alligator?); and lots of people. I spent most of my time "listening" to what people had to say.
Everyone has a story unique to them. Sometimes it was a family story passed down (I heard from a grandson about his grandfather who was Amish and had the first underground Amish party band) and sometimes it was a personal story (I heard from a man who in his younger days kept running into a country music star through his travels and eventually this country music star wrote a song about the fact that they kept crossing paths).  Truly everyone has a story to tell and all of us are entire libraries unto ourselves. I decided then and there that someone needed to be writing these unique stories. So, if you have a story to tell, I want to hear it. Write it here on my blog and share it with me. At some point, when there are enough stories,  I will collect them together into book format and publish it.  Your story could live forever between the pages of a book or within an electronic media format.
If you'd like to be part of my 'Your (his)story project' leave me a post.  I can't wait to hear from you!!!