The other story

You know … all of this could be rearranged to form quite a different story.*
Jan Kjærstad

The self is always under construction. The multiplicity of selves is what allows change.*
Peter Turchi

There’s a different story in each of us, some
new invention of self.
Not some fantasy or illusion
like the magician’s persona Peter Turchi describes:
Whatever the details, that
character is every magician’s
first illusion.*

This story is true, or truer –
Truth being a journey we are making through life –
And the truer we can be –
To self, to others, to our god or beliefs –
The more meaningful and weightier our lives will be:
May you see in what you do
the beauty of your soul.**

*Peter Turchi’s A Muse and A Maze;
**John O’Donohue’s Benedictus: For Work.

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