Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Mustering the Muse, Part 2

A thoughtful professor offered this insight: “As the heavens are higher than the earth, God’s work in your life is bigger than the story you’d like that life to tell. His life is bigger than your plans, goals, or fears. To save your life, you’ll have to lay down your stories and, minute by minute, day by day, give your life back to him."

What's the story you want to tell? Do you ever think that maybe the story you're telling is different from what you thought or how you imagined it? There's a line in the movie Marley and Me (oh, how I loved that movie! And that house!) Where he says, this isn't how it was supposed to be. And his wife says, but this is so much better. Aimee Bender once said that the story in your head is not the story that ultimately gets put down on paper. (More on that here.) The trick is to learn to love and appreciate what you have created and not mourn for the story you thought you were going to write. 

Because as long as you're still writing, there's always another day and another story.

Today's sentence:

Grace wished she could siphon off a smidge of her anger and implant it in her sister’s spine. It would do us both good, Grace thought. Guilt quickly set in. Heather was perfect just as she was. And Grace? She wanted to pick up the heaviest book she could find and use it on someone’s head.

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