Friday, March 27, 2009

Conversations with Calliope- Moving Right Along

(Oatka Festival Parade)

JOE: Good morning Calliope.
CALLIOPE: Good morning Joe. How is your narrative time line coming along?
JOE: Pretty well. I have finished documenting my life line up through age forty.
CALLIOPE: What have you learned about yourself so far?
JOE: I am beginning to see how my teenage isolation affected my rush to marry without due consideration as well as my professional and social relationships.
CALLIOPE: Do you have any regrets?
JOE: It doesn't help to wish your life had been different.
CALLIOPE: It could have been worse.
JOE: Of course. I have seen the lives of people I have worked with over the years. I am grateful to have had as good a life as I have had.
CALLIOPE: If you can't change what has happened, what will you do with what you have learned?
JOE: First I plan to try to make sense of it.
JOE: When I have finished the time line, I will write down what I have learned from the exercise and then look for patterns.
CALLIOPE: To what end?
JOE: I hope that seeing the patterns which have developed in my life will give me some hints about where to go next. Talk with you tomorrow.

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