Telling a Story .
“It's like everyone tells a story about themselves inside their own head. Always. All the time. That story makes you what you are. We build ourselves out of that story." Patrick Rothfuss
I was really looking for a quote on TIME OUT... for the painting... but I came across this one and in so many ways good and bad, I reacted to it. I think he is right that we all have a story in our head on who we are. Especially as a teenager and maybe as a young adult. I am thinking most of us would own up to it. It starts at such a young age when you are playing with friends and as a guy, you chose to be the good guy or the bad guy; when you are playing Barbies with other girl friends, you 'become' that person that is in your head. Pretend and make believe is where it all begins. Some people forget it is make believe and live their lives as that person.
Now if we could start building a new story into the head of our children, that God is the main good guy, and teach them to turn from the evil bad things and actively do nice good things for others... AND then learn to always seek peace in life, maybe we can make a difference in our country and our world.
I have begun to realize the tried and true lessons from my parents to always seek the good in someone may actually put you in danger these days. Darkness in our country seems to overshadow reasonable minds.
It is Monday, I am in the studio and taking count of things to accomplish over the next few weeks. I am hoping to see my granddaughter, Lady L, coming for a guitar lesson. She is performing in a few weeks and will be singing and playing for herself. I will be sitting in the front row if invited.
"Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it." Psalm 34 :14