As an avid reader and hobbyist writer, I’ve come to realized that my everyday life is mundane and extraordinary at the same time.
No, I don’t go on dragon killing adventures in Middle Earth in real life, but some days I escape lava, disable evil robots, and shrink to two inches high – while babysitting of course.
I’m not the heiress to an enormous fortune, nor am I in a poorhouse washing bottles.
A novel about my life would be downright boring, because I avoid conflict at all costs, and any good storyteller knows that conflict drives a story!
This December, however, my life became a little more exciting. A mysterious letter with two stamps arrived from my “Secret Santa”.
Now, I had signed up for a Secret Santa letter writing thing with some of my writer friends so I knew something would be coming, but the enchantment and mystery only increased from there.
When my first letter arrived, I filmed myself opening it, and I had to continue after that.
I have come to realize that I have very strange reactions when I am excited about something.
I guess it all started back when I was 10 (or at least that’s when it first was documented).
I opened what was at the time my favorite movie:
a recording of Stratford, Ontario Theatre’s “The Pirates of Penzance”.
I am known as a very enthusiastic person…if you haven’t picked up on that already.
The second time around for my puzzle letter, I had my friend and Mom help me out (with some commentary from Dad).
And then lastly we come to the end of my puzzling saga in which I whip out several musical and movie references.
(Those of you who know me personally know that 87% of my vocabulary is quotation. )
This was a wonderful pre-Christmas journey! My life doesn’t have too much excitement – except for the excitement I bring into it myself – so this was a fantasmigorical thing to look forward to!
Now, whenever I feel that my life is uneventful, I can re-watch my excitement and wonder.