A to Z Theme 2016
For my 2016 A to Z theme I used a meme that I ran across on the blog of Bridget Straub who first saw it on the blog of Paula Acton. This meme is a natural for me to use on my memoir blog. It's an A to Z concept and it's about me. No research and nothing complicated. I'm given twenty six questions or topics to discuss that are about me.In April I kept my posts short and uncomplicated. In the midst of it all you might learn a few things about me that you didn't previously know.
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
X (Elements of Memoir) #AtoZChallenge
The memoir story within you can be like a buried treasure. The riches are there for you to dig up, but first you have to find them. You have the treasure map in your mind and X marks the spot where you need to start excavating. Gather your tools and dig in.
If only it were so easy. Sometimes that map is old and faded. You might even need to piece it back together. The past can be like a complex mystery that you have to solve before you can write down that story treasure.
Perhaps if you're lucky you can assemble your crew of treasure hunters from friends and family members. Your "maps" might include diaries, journals, and assorted reference books. It's rarely a good idea to just wander without having any idea where to look. The closer to X that you can begin, the easier your treasure hunt will be.
Using the life-as-a-journey analogy, we can look back to remember the buried treasures along the route we've traveled. When it's time to dig those treasures back up to tell the memoir story, we need to remember where we've marked each "X" on the map of our mind and start excavating for the riches of our memories. We aren't the pirates of the past, but the adventurer treasure seekers.
How do you have treasured memories "marked" so you'll remember them? What "maps" do you use to find the buried treasures of past memories? How has the journey analogy applied to your own life?