Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Alive? Then, it is NEVER too late, No Acceptable Excuse

In the past 90 hours or so, I've been given more proof that there is never a time that is too late to begin a creative life, and that no excuse you can come up with can't be overcome. Women I'll be interviewing have overcome homelessness, prejudice of all kinds, physical barriers, and religious expectations to allow their creative selves to soar at all stages of life. I look forward to sharing their inspirational stories.

Until then, if you haven't read the memoir, or at least watched the film, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, do so! It is the story of Jean-Dominique Bauby, former editor of Elle in France. The entire memoir was dictated by Bauby blinking one eye while an assistant read off the letters of the alphabet because Bauby was unable to speak or move any other part of his body after a severe stroke.

More about Bauby's memoir can be found at: http://www.amazon.com/Diving-Bell-Butterfly-Memoir-Death/dp/0375701214 or the film version: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0401383/

Until next time, keep creating!

2 comments:

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Ms. Mel said...

Paul, Thank you for the advice, and for visiting here. In fact, one of the painters I interviewed yesterday recommended that site too.