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 14, 2015
Love (Elements of Memoir) #AtoZChallenge
Is there any more misused, misunderstood word than "love"? So many stories related to love can be used in memoir. We have love for family members, friends, children, spouses, and even love for possessions, places, concepts, or non-tangible things that probably should be associated with some term other than love.
And yet we love ice cream, a favorite movie, or certain songs. Love is everywhere and fills up our lives. This doesn't even cover people who have loved us or at least thought they loved us. Entire memoirs can deal with the subject of love or love lost. The stories of love can be happy or sad or even analytical or angry.
Why do we love? Who do we love? The stories are many and many of those stories are very interesting. If the story is interesting then it might be worth telling in a memoir.
Do you have a first love whom you have never seen again since that earlier time? Have you had a tragic or hurtful break-up with someone you loved or thought you loved? Is there a long-lasting thick and thin type love story that you have to tell?