Tuesday, March 16, 2010

The Story

sto·ry 1  (stôr, str)
n. pl. sto·ries
  1. An account or recital of an event or a series of events, either true or fictitious, as: 
    • An account or report regarding the facts of an event or group of events.
    • An anecdote. 
    • A lie.

We all have stories. Whether they are ones we make up or ones others make up for us. Labels, titles, biased perceptions, opinions. Stories from the past; stories we've made up for the future. Unrealistic stories, tall tales. Truth and lies. Some stories good, some bad.

Living in the past, holding on to pain, frustrations or fears - stories. Living for the future, holding on to the probabilities and possibilities - stories. We are of our past, and if we're lucky, we'll be of our future.

We need to remember that we must be in the now, the present. Not living a story, but living life. The reality of what we've been dealt, good and bad.

One of my favorite musical artists, Brandi Carlile, sings a song aptly named 'The Story'...she has a beautiful take on it. And for that reason I'm sharing it.

Lyrics | The Story lyrics

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