Yes of course I was, my dear mother made it quite clear I was the most difficult child of the five she brought into this world.
I suspect I was strong-willed right from the start, ready to run, ready to say no, all of which is ‘normal” I think.
When I was about two years old I chose to have it out with my mother and challenge her, big mistake. She always kept her word, knowing this at the time would have saved me some grief, and tears.
I grew up on a farm and loved playing outside, I suspect the “incident” had something to do with her wanting me to come inside the house…and me putting my foot down and giving her a very loud, “NO”.
As a kid in the 60’s everyone drank cow’s milk, I loved it, it was my life blood, nothing kept me from it, until the fateful day of the “Great Challenge”.
Standing in the doorway, a small truck in my hand; my mother opposite me, glass of milk in her hand.
As I raised the toy above my head she said, “If you throw that, I will throw the milk in your face”
I threw the truck.
Write about something you consider “ugly” — war, violence, failure, hatred — but try to find beauty, or a sense of hope, in your thoughts.
A couple of months ago while I was driving through BC, I passed by the location of the Hope slide. It was a reminder of how quickly our lives can change, and how some people can find a way to make light of what is left over.
Interesting how people can find a fun way to mark a terrible tragedy.
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What role does music play in your life?
Music is such a powerful tool, it evokes images, feelings, and emotions of all types. People listen for many reasons; some to block out the world around them, others simply wish to be entertained by the melody.
Being a visual person allows me to draw creative energy from listening to it, I have a wide range of tunes I enjoy. My dad played the violin and my sister the piano, it gave me an early appreciation both instruments. When I listen, it inspires me to write, and I feel encouraged to work on my many art projects. Images flow through my mind and the story unfolds.
I am particularly fond of movie soundtracks, they help to draw out the emotions, and add substance to my work. “Schindler’s List” is one I listen to from time to time, the music is hauntingly beautiful, the story one of desperation and courage.
Or I may be working on something lighter, and listen to the music from “Up”
My choices are diverse, I’m full of surprises. :0) Have a great day everyone.