On Writing & Publishing by Robin D. Owens

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Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Mysteries

Not the genre. The MYSTERIES. Life, Death, God, State of Being, Love.

They aren’t easy to wrap the mind around. Sometimes they coalesce out of a fog and into diamond hardness, then you can glimpse a shining facet and you blink and they vanish.

I went to a memorial service of an aquaintance-friend last night, and was glad I’d met and spoken with her a couple of times lately. I knew Janet had fourth stage breast cancer, but I’d expected her to live much longer, as did everyone else. As did Janet herself: Janet's Walk

Janet lived LARGE, with zest, embracing every day. Embracing everyone. I don’t think I’ve met anyone else so exuberant, always. Which leaves me with incredible memories.

And the notion that living in the moment counts.

Of course I wondered. The crowd that showed up was about 250, I think. I don’t believe I’d have that many. I wouldn’t have The Sunny Side Of The Street played at my memorial, probably something haunting (I’ve been into haunting, lately. Rachmaninov’s Vocalise, Barber’s Agnus Dei, and when I drove home, Byrd’s Mass for Five Voices was playing and that was perfect, too).

We deal with the Mysteries in our books, that’s part of our job, to shine a light on a facet that has meaning for ourselves and might mean something to others.

May your writing touch on the Mysteries today.
Robin

2 Comments:

Blogger CE Murphy said...

I, otoh, would like Cole Porter's "Blow, Gabriel, Blow" played at *my* wake. :)

Sorry to hear about your friend. *hugs*

9:03 AM  
Blogger moonhart said...

And I would have Van Morrison's Dweller on the Threshold played on mine. But LORDY do I love BGB!

The one show I have always longed to perform.

moon

Sorry about Janet, RDO. ((())))

3:21 PM  

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