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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

My Greatest Showman Thougts

Have you ever noticed the journey to making a dream come true is not as glamorous as you'd think? The word glamour comes from the Scottish term gramarye which means magic, enchantment or spell. Id like to define glamour as seeing the world through the eyes of charm, but it's mostly portrayed in terms of physical beauty. I see myself as somewhat attractive for my age, been Blessed to stay home with my kids, and now following the children's author dream. So where's the magic? Could it be my solitude life of a writer?
 
The  Greatest Showman has brought me to the question.  How do I  satisfy my crave to live glamorously. I always wanted to run away and join the circus. And who wouldn't want to swing on a rope with Zach Efron or let your imagination fly with Hugh Jackman

 
But in reality, my journey is not filled with acrobats and death defying acts. Instead, I read entrepreneur books, write, and mess with web stuff, repeat. Where's the glamour in that? I think at times we  get lost, not in a depression sense, but the longing for something more. For me, maybe it's because I'm in my 40s? Or perhaps being off, is because we are still in hurricane recovery mode? 

The younger me danced with the Houston Ballet Company alongside Li Cunxin and Janie Parker. I never made prima ballerina.  I wonder if  Ben Stevenson could get me to some sort of authentic state?

 
So this is where I'm at. The big writing news is that I've landed a deal with Barnes & Noble and been invited to do an author event at the Nueces County Library. So now on to promo work and book talk prep. I'm wondering if this will add an element of circus excitement? 

 To end, each journey is exciting in it's own way, and not to be cliché but the fun part is sometimes getting lost along the way.  And for me my glamorous exciting life is in Japan. Probably getting lost forest bathing. Yes, I love everything Japan. In fact, Pixie is looking for a Japanese publishing home and the ending goal here is to end up there. Just need the path to be more scenic.
  
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A lovely nook of forest scenery, or a grand rock, like a beautiful woman, depends for much of its attractiveness upon the attendance sense of freedom from whatever is low; upon a sense of purity and of romance.
 
P. T. Barnum

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