Friday, October 09, 2009

Changes in Life

by G.Parker

Sometimes the way life turns out is not the way it's been planned. I feel like I'm quoting another movie (While You Were Sleeping) but it's true.

The twists and turns of life add to ones character and development. Usually it's not the kind of trials you would pick, but we don't have the choice of consequences, do we? My son is getting married next week, and it's rather unexpected. Not that I'm entirely broken up as my hubby is, but it's still not what we wanted for him. My husband is focused on all the things my son will now not be able to do -- when we know many people who have become great examples despite the fact they didn't do some of those things. It's times like these that I remind myself that sometimes we don't all fit inside the lines of the 'expected' life. Much like a song I really like; Unwritten. I felt the same way when my daughters didn't graduate from high school, getting adult diplomas instead.

I figure I should have some good material for a book when it's all over. I have good in-law stuff, and drama enough for a soap opera. Too bad I don't like soap operas...grin. But that is something that a good writer is able to use to their advantage. Every day life is full of material to enrich a tale in your head.

To quote the song: "No one else can speak the words on your lips."

What does your life have to say?


One Cluttered Brain said...

Exactly. Life seems to always bring changes. And sometimes not the kind we are after. My husband had been searching for a good stable job for the better part of a year. We catch little breaks but never anything BIG. Maybe one day I will make it big and sell one of the stories in my head. I can try anyway. There are ALOT of stories in my head. I also have much tales from my life to put on paper. (Well I fictionalize the true points...):)

One Cluttered Brain said...

OOPS. That's has been. Sheesh! I need editing and ABC check on comments....