Joining Lisa-Jo and others this morning for Five Minute Friday, where we cut the words loose for just five minutes, and see where they fall. No editing, just encouraging the others who play along. The topic today is Story.
Stories have always facinated me. Ever since I learned how to read I've read everything I can get my hands on. When I was upset I would often pull one or another of my favorites off the book shelf, and read till I felt better. The story itself didn't much matter, it was immersing myself in it that did the trick. Once I returned from my foray into storyland, I had calmed down enough to deal with real-life challenges.
I've had a number of writer friends throughout my lifetime--including my husband. The relationships have always worked well. They give me original reading material that I voraciously consume. I give them an eager audience, and non-critical feedback. It's good.
My love for stories doesn't just apply to stories between the covers of a book. When I look at people I see story--the story of their lives. As I get to know them I feel like I'm reading a book, full of mysteries to be discovered. As our friendship continues I see the story of their lives unfold, I try to guess what comes next, how things will turn out. I wonder curiously what the author of their story, the greatest and best Storyteller that ever lived, has next. It's fascinating to think of all the possibilities.
Now that I have a little girl I wonder what her story will be like. What will her personality be like? What things will she like to do? What adventures will she have? What relationships will she develop? What will her interests be? Who will she marry and what will their story be? I've watched many friends grow and mature over many years, their story unfolding day by day, but this is the first time I've been allowed a front row seat to an individuals entire life-story, starting at day one. I can't wait to learn what comes next!