A Story Of Scars
Stephen King wrote this in his novel ‘Misery’
“Writers remember everything…especially the hurts. Strip a writer to the buff, point to the scars, and he’ll tell you the story of each small one. From the big ones you get novels. A little talent is a nice thing to have if you want to be a writer, but the only real requirement is the ability to remember the story of every scar.
If those words are true then I guess I must be a writer.
These past days I’ve been trying to tell the story of how I got some of my deepest scars.
These lines from Gail Tsukiyama’s ‘The Samurai’s Garden’ have helped.
……that what you’re telling is just a story. It isn’t happening anymore. When you realise the story you’re telling is just words.
“Sometimes you can’t let go of the past without facing it again.”
If I do this right then I’ll have helped myself.
More importantly I may help prevent someone else getting scarred.
I figure that’s worth the pain.
After a tough pre-dawn writing session I came up on deck to this. It’s good to be alive.