While we all live in this world, on this earth, together, we are all the stars of our own show. We are the protagonist of our own story. Sure, we allow visitors and friends to make guest appearances and some stay in the credits for a few episodes or seasons. Some will gain a “Guest Starring” credit, but the fact remains: We are the star.
We wake up and live our days much like everyone else does, yet, our perspective is slightly distorted. Our opinions, not always similar. The same event could be interpreted a thousand, even a million different ways.
This is my history, from my birth year of 1988 through the current time. I will attempt to keep everything that I write factual and accurate. If there is question or if I feel there may be inaccuracies, I will do my best to point these out; however, you must remind yourself: This is not your show, this is how I perceived the event, not how you or someone else perceived the event.
Eventually, these memories will escape me. They’ll be lost to age, lost to change. Stories that I may have wanted to tell my children or grandchildren will all be forgotten. Stories that formed the person I am today, stories that continue to form who I will be. Without these stories am I anyone at all?
This is what I remember when I look back, these are my memories from the Echo Boom.
“The thing is, a person’s life is like a TV show. I was the star of The Will Show. And The Will Show wasn’t an ensemble drama. Guests came and went, but I was the regular. It came down to me and me alone.” ~ About A Boy, 2002 film.
“That is my major preoccupation, memory, the kingdom of memory. I want to protect and enrich that kingdom, glorify that kingdom and serve it.” ~ Elie Wiesel.
“Yesterday’s just a memory, tomorrow is never what it’s supposed to be.” ~ Bob Dylan.