Tuesday, June 3, 2008

LET THE NEXT STORY BEGIN...

Two things: I watched "Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium" tonight, and I'm almost to the end of THE ONCE AND FUTURE KING. I really liked the quote from Mr. Magorium, "Turn the page, continue reading, and let the next story begin." It made me start thinking... As I've been reading THE ONCE AND FUTURE KING, even though it hasn't been the best book I've ever read, it is interesting. I have never read anything about King Arthur, so it has been interesting to me to finally read about him, Merlin, Guinevere and Lancelot. I have to admit that some of King Arthur's adventures, as Wart, were a little lengthy, as well as some of Lancelot's - and other character's - quests. But don't get me wrong...I still enjoyed reading it. I learned things I didn't know before. I got into the character's lives as well as the magic of the story.

After watching Mr. Magorium tonight it made me think about life. Sometimes parts of our lives are like the best books we've ever read. Life is good. Things are going great. Other times our life is like a boring book. We're just trying to get to the end of that particular story so it will be over. Sometimes we just skim over parts, reading them quickly to get past the uninteresting chapters. Maybe we start reading and find we really don't like this book at all - do we stop reading? Do we struggle through to the end just to find out how the story ends? Other times we start on a particular story, and as it begins we think we are not going to like this book, but then things start to happen and we start getting interested in the characters, and events that are happening in the book, and "lo and behold" we actually start to enjoy the book. Maybe it becomes our favorite, or maybe it just becomes a "nice read".

My life is starting another chapter. At first I didn't want to read it. I couldn't see how this book could have a happy ending. I thought about giving the book back. I'm only reading the introduction right now, but something is peaking my interest. Maybe this will be a "nice read". Maybe it will keep me guessing all the way to the end of the book. Maybe it will be a completely different story than I have read before. Could it possibly even become a favorite? Turn the page, continue reading...

7 comments:

gilbert girl said...

I think this next chapter will be written by you instead of something for you to read...

Delirious said...

Okay...fess up...what is the next chapter???? :)

Bullet for Babs said...

I think it will...and in my opinion, I think you are the best one suited for the quest...although I am a bit biased...

Dee Ice Hole said...

So since there are no clues in the blog---what is the title of the chapter??????

Nene said...

Tune in next week!

Stick said...

"The Once and Future King". I wanted to like this book, but didn't. I felt the author tried too hard to impress...himself.

Inside Stories said...

I really liked The Once and Future King when I was a kid, so maybe it was mostly written for kids?
As for writing your own chapter in life, I think I have just been editing other people's chapters lately. :0) And I am not liking what they have been writing.