| It Has Been A Rough Year |
I am adding this additional chapter to my introduction, because after I initially wrote the introduction, it was very difficult to come back to it and try to make sense of all that I have experienced through the various stages of my life and the trials that I have endured or overcome. I wish ...
| The Birth of Charles Leonard Wiggins |
The story has already been written for awhile on my blog "From the heart of Praise, Prayer and Perseverance. 0; Here is a link to that posting, Below are the pictures of the blessed event.
http://fromthehea rt-dotwigg.blogsp ot.com/2008/03/an other-2-prayer-re quest-answered.ht ml
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So said the esteemed Dr. Freud when asked about writing his memoir:
"A psychologically complete and honest confession of [my] life, on the other hand, would require so much indiscretion (on my part as well as on that of others) about family, friends, and enemies, most of them still alive, that it is simply out of the question. What makes all autobiographies worthless is, after all, their mendacity."
Do you agree with this? There is a very interesting article in The New Yorker time about the topic of memoir writing and why it's popular:
One of the captions reads: "Anger about fake memoirs shows how invested we are in the genre’s redemptive arc."
Personally I have found most of the people striving to leave their legacy and history the way THEY want it told. What's better - to retell how you remember things happening, even if they are "colored" with a hue that makes us look better? Or to allow someone else to write the scenery, especially with them wearing their own prejudices? OR - not to be written about/ remembered at all? hmm?
BTW- why don't online publishers allow comments? Short-sighted to say the least!