Rob Ayling writes:
YOU CAME INTO THIS (S)KIN WITH SOUNDS
but they were attention-seeking.Your needs!
Swimming in emotions,you used all your senses
to communicate with a specific audience-peers&parents..
When words came,they were to share experiences.
You grew in vocabulary,incorporating disparate data
You were told stories by your elders.You believed some,rejected others
When you told stories perhaps they were brag and boast(early hyperbole)
Educated in Myths,you incorporated some into Beliefs/and adapted them
Goddess became Woman became Mother became Girlfriend became Ex-
You were living the stories as told/sold to you-and it worked!
When you started telling stories/they were much like the ones you heard
Perhaps with added panache-a dash of music/exotic locale
Narrative arc was linear/time-defined,with significant actions compressed
Editing always meant self-censorship."Tailoring tales to specific audiences"
continues in whatever form you choose-employment applications,CVs,jokes..
Maybe you will write a play or direct a movie.Maybe you will act and use others' lines
RASHOMON.THE USUAL SUSPECTS.BREATHLESS.JAMES JOYCE.BURROUGHS''CUTUPS"
give you and David Bowie & Jack Kerouac a breathless freedom
It does not have to be true to FEEL true.This is only my version of your Memoir(s)..