Monday, April 19, 2010

I Don't Like that She Reminds Me of Me

Have you ever seen yourself in a character in a book you read?  That's what's happened to me, and I'm not happy about it.  I don't like this character.  She's a good woman that's been dealt a hard hand in life.  She tries to make the best of it but she makes some big mistakes.  She tries, really tries, to make things right but reaches a point where she doesn't want to try any more.  She becomes bitter and unhappy and she doesn't realize how much it affects those she loves.  I don't want to be like her, but I am.  Is it too late to change?  Can I make up for the damage I've caused?

5 comments:

me said...

I try not to read books like that. That's why my current book is about vampires. LOL! None of the characters remind me of anyone in my life and that suits me just fine. :O)

...and its never too late to change IMO...but I love ya just as you are.

xo

trudymorgancole said...

Since I know you just read my book I can't resist asking if this is anyone in By the Rivers of Brooklyn ... ;)

...and regardless, I think people are always capable of change, especially by God's grace.

Jacqueline said...

Yes, Trudy, it is. Sadly I saw much more of me in Ethel than I wanted to see.

Twisted Cinderella said...

It is never too late to change.

trudymorgancole said...

If it helps any, when I was writing about Ethel I felt that the key to her character was that she never understands the idea of grace -- that she always feels any good thing in life has to be earned and paid for, and no sin can ever be forgiven without some penalty to be paid. If you can accept that God's grace is bigger than our limited human sense of "debt and payment," then I think you can accept the grace to grow and change. I know I try to ... every day ...