When I'm writing, it's easy to get lost in the story. Actually, it's one of my favorite parts of the creative process. It's the same when reading an amazing book or watching a riveting film.
These books and movies go on our 'keeper shelf'. There's a comfort in being able to revisit them, to spend time in places we love with people that 'speak' to us.
Here are a few of my fave classics: #1984, #LordOfTheFlies, #TheShellSeekers, and A Pilgrim's Progress. I have a sprinkling of horror, a good pile of scifi, some mysteries, and, of course, lots of romance (#PlottingPrincess books galore!).
My movie keeper shelf is 'all over the place too'. #Gladiator, #DraculaUntold, #PrideandPrejudice, and on and on. I love a variety of rich experiences, something to suit my mood, pick me up, calm me down, or utterly distract.
My eldest is graduating from high school this week. I'm so proud of who she is. Smart, funny, beautiful, and capable of ruling the world. I've been pouring over pictures reliving a lot of her growing-up years. She's lived a great story so far, one I'm happy to revisit again and again. And I absolutely know this new chapter (college) will be riveting but I am breathless with anticipation for her to get started.
I can think of a whole handful of 'new beginnings' I treasure - some not so much - in books, movies, and in my life. What about you? What are some of your 'new beginnings' or a 'keepers'?