I have fun following the curmudgeonly astronomer Jonathan Cainer. There are times when he makes absolutely no sense at all and there are other times when he is eerily close to the mark. He was talking about people's life stories the other day and he struck a chord with me.
Just think about it for a minute. We all have amazing life stories to tell, if only we were so moved. Some publishers would no doubt reject many of our life tales because they feel that they are just not believable enough. Other publishing brain trusts may determine that some of our stories are beyond belief, perhaps better portrayed as fiction.
Of course, certain aspects of our life experiences would require selective self-editing and may not bear repeating publicly. But that's another story, right?
For some of us, there have been so many uncanny coincidences and inexplicable developments in our life stories. Even with all the nuances and details accounted for, we still find it hard to explain exactly why and how some things have happened to us.
Once we simplify some of those details, it all starts to seem faintly miraculous, doesn't it...Great stories that most of us will ultimately take untold to the grave with us, and that is a shame.
But you know what, if you are reading this post, your story is not finished yet. What miraculous next chapter is just around the next corner for each and every one of us? Exciting thought, isn't it!
If I were a publisher today, I'd love to hear all about it...Keep your pencils sharp dear friends. You may yet have a best seller on your hands. Keep living the tale and adding exciting new chapters as you go!
Make your life story a long and good one.