Wednesday, October 14, 2009

another chapter for the book

In college, my friend Andrew and I would rationalize bad behavior (on our part) or painful experiences with the comment that it was "another chapter for the book." In essence, we believed these things made us more interesting, gave us more fodder to tell tales.

It's a notion I still believe in.

I am a more interesting and thoughtful person because of the obstacles that I have had to overcome. I have better stories to tell because of those obstacles and due to risks I have taken.

They are another chapter for the book.

Unfortunately, it won't be THAT book. I am not writing the book about my pen pal relationship with John Hughes — for reasons I'd rather not discuss, but which sadden me.

Another chapter for the book?

Not this time.


foobella said...

Oh, I'm very sorry to hear that you are not writing this book.

Something better must be just beyond the horizon.

phonelady said...

I am very sorry that you have chosen not to write about your relationship with John Hughes.

carrie said...

ah, I'm suffering the curse of the cryptic blogger. Due to your crypticness, I'll never know the reasons why you aren't writing the book, but it makes me sad, too.


Anonymous said...

I'm glad you aren't writing it. Not everything needs to be public.

RW said...

I could guess why I think. But I won't. That's a shame. But where there's a will, there's a book.

LynneB said...

Older than you, my dear. In 1992, I began a corresponding friendship with Ray Bradbury that continues to today. Every time I would receive a letter, (snail mail, we are both good with that) I would savor the envelope before I opend it.

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Anonymous said...

This would make a powerful book and it would be a shame not to write it. It's YOUR story - tell it! I bet it would mean a lot to many people, including young adults today.