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This week’s challenge comes from the very talented A.S. Fenichel:
Which person living, dead, a relative or a stranger has had the biggest influence on your life/writing career? Tell us what he/she was like or how they shaped you.
Only one person? That’s hard to answer. I think every person in my life, whether dearest or casual, has left some sort of mark. The old cliché “you are the sum of your experiences” must have an addendum: “you are also the sum of all the people you come in contact with”.
If I have to pick one (which obviously I do), I choose Hans Christian Andersen. That may sound strange, but let me elaborate. My childhood and on into my teen years was not exactly a happy time. No need for specifics, since those “experiences” and “people” made me who I am. And I am happy with the person I’ve become. But it was Andersen’s Fairy Tales that got me through the toughest times. I read them over and over again. The belief in the ‘happily ever after’ and no matter how bleak it seems at first, there is always a rainbow. I fiercely held on to that as my mantra: HEA. And you know what? It worked! I now have a wonderful husband, a fabulous career and a happy life. So who says fairy tales don’t come true.
Let’s see who the fabulous Victoria Barbour has chosen.