Photo By: Mel Fechter
This website is intended to explore the way our lives and the lives of people around us are impacted by decisions and choices we make daily. They range from small, seemingly insignificant ones, to major ones that we recognize as life-changing opportunities.
The manuscript by this title is in the final stages now, needing illustrations and a cover before being submitted for publication.
The pages of this book hold many stories from my own life, woven into the written conversation between two fictional pen pals who begin as strangers but part as special friends. Each of the girls is at a major crossroad facing the choices that will determine the direction of her life’s journey, and together they help each other forge a path to their dreams.
In the prologue I have included a true story from my youth as an example that colorfully illustrates why we need to carefully consider all decisions. Here are some excerpts from that story:
"One Sunday Mom packed a lunch and provisions appropriate for a trip that would fill the whole day, and surprised us with an outing to the Lava Beds National Monument. It is an ancient volcanic area, laced with lava tubes and caves, and volcanic rocks and formations of all kinds for kids to touch and explore. For Mom and Grandma there were birds and wildflowers to enjoy while we played among the rocks. About 3:30 Mom reluctantly told us it was time to leave, to be home by dark.
I asked a friend to write a description of HELLO MYRMIDON, and here is what she wrote:
“Can one seemingly innocent choice change the course of your life? Observe as two young girls, strangers to each other, explore the path to empathy, honesty, and love. Told engagingly as a series of anonymous letters, HELLO MYRMIDON will leave you thinking about your own choices and your own future”. R.M.
THIS IS THE RESPONSE I WISH FOR EVERYONE WHO READS HELLO MYRMIDON, WHETHER THEY ARE OLDER FOLKS LOOKING BACK ON THEIR CHOICES, OR YOUNG PEOPLE LOOKING FOR THE PATH TO THEIR DREAMS. I WILL HAVE SUCCEEDED IF THEY CAN NOW SEE MORE CLEARLY THE POWER THAT DECISIONS HAVE HAD OR WILL HAVE IN THEIR LIVES.
HELLO MYRMIDON is the result of the first year of my voyage of self-discovery. Now you are invited to join me as I continue on this journey, exploring my world both past and present, and observing how it paints a picture of me. The goal will be to arrive at that mystical land of self-discovery, with many exotic ports of call along the way. Some visits will be brief, others will take several days to learn everything about the area.
Guest bloggers may also join us as passengers on our journey from time to time. You can find a list of their articles on the main blog page beside the list of my own articles.
As with an ocean voyage, the final destination will be beyond the horizon for most of the trip. But it will draw ever closer with each stop to learn and resupply, until we finally see it take shape in the distance. So if you are as curious as I am about this beautiful elusive land of self-discovery, then feel free to hop on board and sail with me. Along the way perhaps you too will begin a subtle and unexpected sojourn into your own past, and how it relates to your current self. To start at the beginning of our journey together, click on December 1, 2016, my first blog.
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