Once upon a time, not so long ago,I aspired to be Wonder Woman with her golden tiara, bracelets and lasso. I even doodled her on my iPhone app. I was going to make a poster of it and hang it in my office. It would inspire me to fly through the air, scale walls and rescue guys in distress. Have no fear, Wonder Woman is here! would be my chant.
That enchantment has faded and I have come to my senses. There are better models for me to emulate and they don’t look like Linda Carter. They’re more beautiful. They’re strong and real. They’re vulnerable with no protective suits. I am speaking of Anne Lamott, who wrote the little book on writing and life, Bird by Bird. She speaks of life in all its rawness and beauty. Her language is real and offers no apologies. I don’t know how many comments she received on her last post, but there was 53,000+ shares. She resonates with many besides me.
Am I gushing? I do love her. I learn to write in that one square inch of hers. That’s how you make a start. Write as far as you can see ahead of you. That is all. You will get there to the end. Our stories are important. My story is important – to me. My super power is to tell it, starting within the one inch frame, going to the end. This is for #aprillove2015. It’s not super but it is part of my story.