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Sins of omission. [Tuesday, May. 12th, 2009|03:10 pm]
The richest girl in town.
Is the story of our birth a creation tale? A piece of fantasy? Mythology? Autobiography?

When we write our lives, beginning with those first blurry-eyed days, those wordless months of yearning, are we writing what we want to be true of them instead of what actually was?

The human experience is mediated by perspective. What we haven't observed and ruled upon we fill in with our imagination or the imagination of storytellers: our families, teachers, authors, journalists, religious leaders, politicians. Our entire existence is the lived stories we've been told or are telling.

I can erase you with a word, make a world of Mad Libs in which you are blank spaces to be filled by any absurd noun I can think of. I hate the word palimpsest, but how appropriate it is for what happens to me when I live in someone else's pen. How appropriate it is for what happens to me when I live in the biased words of one estranged parent about the other.

We all know that who speaks is as important as what is spoken.
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[User Picture]From: 0ntological
2009-05-12 10:25 pm (UTC)
I love you.
Just in case you needed a reminder, you are a powerful woman.
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[User Picture]From: yeloson
2009-05-12 10:45 pm (UTC)
Yes. When "Who's right" is more important than "what's right", it's a short path away from Truth.
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[User Picture]From: rivetpepsquad
2009-05-12 10:58 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: lula_neith
2009-05-12 11:12 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the reminder about the power we have in our own lives!
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[User Picture]From: fightingwords
2009-05-12 11:18 pm (UTC)
Crap. At the moment, I don't think I even have that power in my own HEAD.

But working on it. :)
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[User Picture]From: sealwhiskers
2009-05-12 11:25 pm (UTC)
You should write books Lauren.
This year has not been a good one when it comes to authors for me. I started a manuscript, and then I saw all the shit that was going on in the Scifi/fantasy publishing world and felt quite blah about it.
Still, I think you should write.
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[User Picture]From: heliocide
2009-05-13 07:39 pm (UTC)
This is beautiful. And powerful. As are you. My thoughts are will you, my dear. You will find your way through this.
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