Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Pants On Fire

Daily Draw: Minchiate Etruria ~ 3 of Swords

Romulus and Remus. Myth or truth? Pants on fire, but I believe many truths lie in storied myths. 
As a Julia Cameron exercise I wrote my life story in five year increments. In every sentence someone in this world could say "oh I've done that, been that, saw  that".  Is there anything old that is new again? All of it.

I'm reminded by these ribbon tied swords, even remembering memories we could be inclined to actually be remembering our own myths.
My mother was also a wordsmith and in going through all her papers one by one I found a few of my memories skewed. My drop of Choctaw blood came through Ruth, not Woods.  I have a whole story of Woods grandfather being an orphan and marrying a Choctaw, explaining why there is no history further back.

And why I take oral history stories with a block of salt.
And my myth of Woods is more interesting.