Friday, September 21, 2012

A Memoir writing exercise - By, Madison O'Sullivan


I often wonder if the demons sang or the Gods cried on the day I was born. I made my appearance into this world during a time of contradiction and confusion, summer of 1969.  It was an era of free love, the hippie counter-culture, flower power, and peace. But, it was also a summer full of chaos, exclusion and war. A perfect representation of my life to be.

Its been said that "much pain can come from joy," I would have to concur. For all that has brought me joy has too, caused me pain.

It takes great courage for me to share of my pains, rehash the hardships and suffering. It would be so much easier to boast about the good times. Yet, for me to speak of one and not the other, would defy one of my many purposes. An obvious God given purpose. So, I choose to share both as a reminder to myself and others of the strength within us and the hope that can carry us through.

Madison O'Sullivan


18 comments:

  1. Lovely, Madison! I look forward to reading more! You do so much good with sharing the good times and the bad times.

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    1. Thank you Tina! Im very self Conscious of this post. It is my "wanna be writer post." I posted it, although I almost did not want anyone to read it. I know, makes no sense. :)

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  2. Greetings Madison,
    Through such powerful transparency and the sharing of the good times, the bad times, the in between times, not only do you help yourself, you help others.
    Remember, you are a writer. You embrace the magic of the written word for cathartic and therapeutic reasons. You share and we share. That's one heck of a result.
    May you have a peaceful, positive weekend.
    In kindness, Gary :)

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  3. Writing is good. And I agree with what the others have said. I see that by sharing the good and the bad that you are helping yourself, that comes through in your posts to me. And also that you help others. I have enjoyed reading your blog since Gary informed me of it.

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  4. Lately... every time I get "genuinely" happy... "super" stress will follow. It comes in cycle and it's been happening in that order so many times, I too think... what the hell is this LOL... But I guess that's life... and writing it out actually helps. I hope all is well with you

    It's me again aubzie.

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  5. Very interesting! Writing is one of our way to express our feelings.

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  6. Gary, thank you for your supportive friendship. Puts a smile on my face:)

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  7. Lost in space, Yes, writing has been quite helpful for me and hopefully others. It's very therapeutic and I enjoy it very much.

    As always thank you for your kindness.:)

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  8. Aubzie, glad to hear that writing has been helpful to you as well.

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  9. Anxiety relief, thank you for visiting my blog. Have a wonderful week.

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  10. It is important to see and embrace both, it is then we can find peace. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Hello Jodi, I am slowly but surely experiencing that. :) Thank You!

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    1. Heather, I thank you so much for this lovely award. I am truly honored. :)

      Madison

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  12. Madison, you ARE a writer already - your blog continues to show that in your thoughtful and easygoing writing. You are also going to write more and be very good at it - keep that dream in the front of your mind and you will BE and GET what you want - take care lovely person! :-)

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    1. Sweet Amanda, thank you for your encouraging comment and kind words. You are indeed a powerful example to me in many ways and I am ever so grateful to be connected with you. :)

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