I was watching a 33 year old movie recently (Victory), starring Michael Caine and noticed how young and handsome he looked, (and thinking the movie was way more recent than that). Then it hit me – and not for the first time! I’m well over the hill and on the downward slide. All I can say is “What happened?”“Where did the time go?” and all those other tired clichés.
I’m accepting this invitation from MICHELE TRUHLIK to participate in a Blog Tagging Event about writing. To become a writer was my childhood dream and I tried to make it happen for several years in the 1970s. Discouraged by constant rejection, the need for a steady pay cheque and the challenges of life in general, my muse got buried, deeper and deeper as time wore on and I turned into a corporate workaholic instead. Now, thanks to the internet and the blogging world, the muse has returned.
Michele and I first met during last April’s A to Z BLOGGING CHALLENGE.We have much in common, including our love of dogs, classic rock, writing and the night. We’re even in the same business! She’s also an animal advocate and will be ordained as an Animal Chaplain/Pet Shaman in 2015. ANGELS BARK is the name of Michele’s fabulous blog and you can read her “Writing about Writing” entry HERE.
Thank you, Michele!
What exactly is a “Blog Tagging Event”?The tagged person has a week (flexible), to write a post answering the same 4 questions as shown in red, below, linking back to the one who chose them. In this post, they will then tag 2 or 3 (or more) people to carry on the following week. And so on…
My dear friend Tony suffered from liver failure and desperately needed an organ transplant. He had slipped into a coma for the third time and we all thought it was over. Finally, at the last moment, a suitable liver was found and Tony was blessed with 10 extra years of life. After he died, his organs were donated to save someone else.
On August 4, 1973 my husband and I got married. There was opposition from all sides and one of his aunts even cursed us! We had been living together and decided to get hitched on impulse. I had an anti-marriage bias and this was a “now or never” type of situation. With only two months lead time, we managed to pull together a formal Italian style reception, complete with live band and multi-course feast. Everyone had a blast!
A weekly festival of writers sharing excerpts from their work. Many different genres; something for everybody. Enjoy!
This week, I’m returning to my Swiss boarding school memoir, “Internat Adventures”. Previous instalment HERE.
Preamble – My first year of high school was spent in a co-ed Swiss prison, er, boarding school, (there were actual bars on the windows!) which in German is called an “Internat” (short for International School).Last semester; Apr. – Jun., 1969: Losing one’s first serious boyfriend to a bitter rival was such a heartbreak! Said rival had previously injured me by shoving me from behind while I was changing a razor blade (this was before disposable razors). The blade was driven bone-deep into my thumb, leaving a permanent scar.
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