Viola Davis

Viola Davis

Viola Davis’ 2017 Oscar acceptance speech for best supporting actress in Fences was magical. She said, in essence, that graveyards are full of people with the greatest potential and stories to tell. Those stories—“the stories of the people who dreamed big and never saw those dreams to fruition, people who fell in love and lost” need to be exhumed. Luckily, the playwright August Wilson exhumed one of these stories for Fences.

Regrettably, we often use wealth and fame as a means of evaluating one’s life. Yet our world abounds in every day heroes whose courage and merit is never recognized and whose struggle to interact with a world that’s not always gentle is poetry in motion.

Keeping a diary transforms us into protagonists as we narrate the story of our life  instead of burying it alive. Our diaries are scripts yet to be filmed.

{ Why keep a diary…..from THE DIARY OF LUZ CORAZZINI}

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A True Story

une histoire vraie

Once upon a time, I was, without knowing it, a magician. All it took for me to actualize a desire was simply to will it.  But, at a certain point, my powers started to dissipate until, zap, they just totally faded away. For a long time, I felt enfeebled and longed to be a protagonist once again. To get my mojo back, I tried affirmations, powerballs, meditation, mantras, mudras, visualizations, and breathing techniques.

Sometimes, in trying to overcome an obstacle, shear recognition of its presence gives the obstacle permission to exist. Like Quantum Voodoo. But denial is dangerous, too. Drowning in a desire to change, I grasped at what was closest to me–me. For a week I kept a diary based on factual events.  The second week I dumped reality and rewrote all the entries according to personal fantasies.  And now my life is everything that I want it to be.

This is a true story.

[FOTO:  Stéphane Thidet “Une histoire vraie” néon, structure en aluminium, Musée Delacroix, Paris]

And special thanks to the Petite Mademoiselle for her assistance in Paris.

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