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Friday, January 8, 2016
Like a moth to a flame we are irresistibly drawn to myths, and regardless of “…our ignorance of the language or culture [from which it came] is still felt by any reader anywhere in the world. Myths throughout the world are similar. Myth is language…its value is timeless. The mystical value of myth does not lie in its style, its original music, or its syntax, but in the story it tells. With myth, everything becomes possible, it explains the present and the past as well as the future.” The Structural Study of Myth by Claude Levi-Strauss
In the late 1970’s my friend, Dr. Sheldon Klein, Professor of Computer Science and Linguistics, University of Wisconsin, shared with me he had worked with Levi-Strauss on the basis of the myth in Paris, France, some of which he shared with me in the above paragraph. From childhood, I read myths and mythical type stories, pretty much everything with a mythic structure and journey; created such stories since I was a child.
Not until I was an adult did I began to write my stories in earnest. My two recent publications brought me out-of-the closet and my dream came true. I'm now a published writer. After I completed Angel, I gratefully recalled Sheldon Klein's influence on my present writing. Sheldon was the first person to show me the true value of the myth, which led to trusting my own writer’s voice. Although Sheldon, this brilliant man, is no longer with us, I thank him and his wife, Carol Klein, from the bottom of my heart.
Monday, January 4, 2016
Join me on my Heroine’s Journey, a blog exploring the multi-colored threads found in the woof and warp of our life tapestries. We have learned, many times the hard way, that to live takes courage. However, we have also learned when we come together to share our stories, ideas, and who we are, we discover we are not alone. The stories in Angel, Yoda, and Rosebud will take you on mythical, but oh so real and unique, learning journey. Weekly, guest authors and yours truly will be posting articles related to the issues found in my stories, and educational curriculum ideas for parents, teachers and counselors. Oh yes, most important of all, we’d love to hear from you.