From a famous writer or celebrity, to a WordPress.com blogger or someone close to you — who would you like to be your biographer?
Photographers, artists, poets: show us WORDS.
There is only one person that I would trust to write my life story & that is me.
There is no one on Earth that knows me well enough to even attempt such a thing.
I have friends that have known me for over 30 years & even they really know nothing about me, much as I love them.
I have lived several different lives in this incarnation & they have all been lived with different communities of people.
My first husband probably knew me better than anyone, & even he could only know about the 17 years we spent together.
My children know me well but have no knowledge of some aspects of my life, as they move onward & outward to explore their own adult lives.
My present husband, as inseparable as we are, cannot possibly have any idea of the long life I had before we met, as I cannot of his.
We share stories of course, but they are mere snapshots of a much greater reality that is left untold.
I am writing my life story, very slowly, maybe my life will be finished before the book is, & maybe someone else will finish writing it, whether I like it or not.
I’d rather do it myself though & know that things were told as they really happened, at least inasmuch as I am capable of interpreting reality.
4 thoughts on “Your Life, the Book: My Life, My Book”
I like your response; it makes the autobiographer idea seem much less egotistical. Of course, when we feel as though we have lived very full lives, I’m sure our perception of its wider interest becomes a more positive one. 🙂
I love telling stories about things that have happened in my life & people keep telling me I should get them all written down but It’s not really one of my priorities. I actually prefer live story telling because it’s so spontaneous & I can share the experience of the people I’m telling it to as well, which is very rewarding. Thanks for reading & taking the time to comment 🙂