It is quite normal for an individual, to want to learn how to write correctly his or her native tongue. For me this is the French language, however it is not ordinary to have such an insatiable thirst to write.
During my school years, I never read books that were outside my class curriculum. I never picked up a book simply for the pleasure of reading. Once becoming an adult and finished with my scholastic studies, I hardly ever read, leaving me ignorant to the fact that I was deprived of such treasures.
After nearly thirty years, my hairdressing career was reduced to part time work because of my arthritis. I had to look elsewhere for my future in the event that some day I may not be capable to continue in my profession. At that time, I enrolled in French adult literacy courses. These opened my eyes and heart to the French language and have enabled me to express myself on paper, something that I had lost long ago.
Sometimes I find myself day dreaming of my adventures from the past. I relive them as clearly as if they happened yesterday. I trace the footsteps of some individuals as they walk through their journey of life, at their joy, at their courage and at their grief. My mind fills up with all sorts of vivid images and I find myself anxious to put them down on paper.
From time to time, I'm inspired by a descriptive and touching story found in a song. Instantly the thought of writing a book comes to mind. Other times I'll hear a phrase which conjures up detailed pictures and gives me a thirst for writing. My brightly coloured imagination also paints many amusing stories.
I have come to the realization that all these marvellous things owe their origin to the written word. I honestly believe that literacy is the strongest form of liberation. It enables everyone who can read to conquer the most difficult obstacles by directing them on the right path in every avenue imaginable. Thanks to magazines and books, far away places are brought closer by describing in detail their distinct characteristics. They give us pleasure all the while informing us of the wonders of the universe.
Due to the help of Équipe Alphabétisation Nouvelle-Écosse for my studies, I am now launched in a historical facts finding research which will hopefully result in the writing of a great novel. I hold dearly the dream of one day finding myself on Live at 5, wearing my author's hat.