IMG_0253Saturday is my favourite day of the week, even if it is raining.  There is just something about a Saturday that can make me misty eyed on a day like this.  And if is sunny, I want to jump for joy.

IMG_0920What better way to spend today than at a memoir writing workshop.  I learned so much from Yvette Nolan on writing and why we write.  Contrary to my belief that I would not be able to write a single word amidst a bunch of people, I found that it was easier.  Maybe it was the camaraderie of our group and the skill of our facilitator.

I wrote like the dickens.  I was secretly pumped.  Feelings and secrets rose from their deep dark corners into my consciousness.  I felt shame washing through me as I wrote.  I did not want people to know my shame and secrets.  I did not even want to know my own secret.  It is SUCH a secret.

It is this washing out- the revealing of truths,  that is so healing in memoir writing.  I will have to be a little braver each day, develop my voice and allow it to speak its truth.  I have to allow myself to be healed.

About hafong

Hello! My name is (Leung) Hafong alias Lily Leung. You always say the last name first….that is the Chinese way. That is my partner lurking behind me. Since this is my blog, I won’t mention his name. But this is a rather cool picture. You see me and yet you don’t…sort of the way I feel about myself most of my life. So this blog is a self-exploration, an archeology dig of some sort. My tools…..words of a thousand or so at a sitting. I will try for that.
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