A Tire Swing Story is a bite-sized "imagining" inspired by an object I discover while wandering. It could be a curbside trash gem or a message sprayed on a wall. A lost mitten, or an antique store find. Anything goes. I photograph the object and post them together, the story and its inspiration. There will be a new story every Monday and Wednesday. On Fridays, I'll discuss writing, life, love, and coffee. (In no particular order and maybe all at once.)

Friday, November 4, 2011

Casual Fridays: Our lives are important

Hi guys, it's me again. I just read something that I want to share. 
It's from Writing Down the Bones, by Natalie Goldberg. Sometimes when I'm working on a story, I pick it up Natalie's book, read an excerpt, and keep going. She inspires me.
I think I'm going to copy this down and put it over my desk.

"Our lives are at once ordinary and mythical. 
We live and die, age beautifully or full of wrinkles. 
We wake in the morning, buy yellow cheese, and hope we have enough money to pay for it. 
At the same instant we have these magnificent hearts that pump through all sorrow and all winters we are alive on earth. 
We are important and our lives are important, magnificent really, and their details are worthy to be recorded."  

Feel how beautiful your life is this weekend, story-makers. No matter how ordinary it might seem at moments, your life is yours, and it matters.
See you back here on Monday. 

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