Life Sentence

writing in journal

If I wrote the story of my life, I would want it to be a series of long sentences, strung together with poignant transitions that smoothly connect one phase of my life story to another; not filled with short sentences that end abruptly with a period, or worse yet, an exclamation point!

I would want some sentences of my life story to end in question marks; would that be too ambiguous? Too confusing?

Better yet, my life story sentences could continue beyond the story itself by being open-ended; the content of what happens next left to the reader’s imagination…


This post was inspired by a delightful article I read in Brain Pickings titled, Ursula K. Le Guin on Being a Man: A journey to where the semicolon meets the soul. It’s full of quotes from an essay in Le Guin’s book, The Wave of the Mind and is peppered with interesting illustrations, a trademark of Brain Pickings’ essays. Enjoy!
Photo by fotografierende courtesy of Upslpash

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