Oh my goodness! I’ve been keeping this blog for over 8 months now, and am only today realizing–thanks to a little reminder from wordpress.com–that this “about” page even exists. Shoot. Now I feel daunted. I mean, summarizing is hard, don’t you think?
I suppose I could just keep it simple, and state that this blog, “Sounds of Laughter” consists of weekly (Thursdays) musings and stories from the efforts of two wayfarers (Roushanac and Denali) to promote the community-building work of the Bahá’í Faith in the Carib Territory of Dominica. Hmmmm. I didn’t keep that very simple, did I?
How about this. In a writing workshop with the Junior Youth group last week, visiting wayfarer Liz Washington introduced an exercise called “The 6-Word Memoir”: a life-story is a single, six-word sentence. The memoirs produced by the youth included:
“Life is extraordinary; I write poems.”
“My life is easy yet difficult.”
“Too much handsome boys love me.”
My favorite, though, was Roushanac’s. And I want to use it as the official 6-Word Memoir of Sounds of Laughter’s “About” page, because–although Roushy hasn’t yet written anything for this blog–she is the unequivocal co-author. And her beautiful 6-Word Memoir says more than any of the weekly ramblings I’ve posted:
“Striving to live with radiant acquiescence.”