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11/12/2009

100 Word Challenge - Examine

What follows is in response to the 100 Word Challenge, authored by the studious Velvet Verbosity. The word today is "Examine".


100 Word Challenge

Examine


"You need to examine your motives."
"Why, what?"
"These self destructive things you do; you need to understand why you do them."
"I don't know what you mean. I don't do this stuff on purpose."
"You don't THINK you do, but deep down inside, you KNOW you do."
"No. No I don't. I just don't know when to stop, that's all."
"But why do you start? What do you think drives you? Anger? Hurt? Fear?"
"I ain't afraid of nuthin'."
"Did someone hurt you? Is that why you hurt yourself?"
"I guess that's what we have to examine, ain't it?"

Catherine Ryan Hyde, the woman who wrote the book "Pay It Forward", has posted a 'video excerpt' for her book "Love in the Present Tense". The video is here. Keep in mind as you view this well done video that SHE DID the video stuff HERSELF.

Ndinombethe.

12 comments:

Shadow said...

much truth in this one, well done lou!

Tuli said...

Definitely something to think about.

Am adding Love in the Present Tense to my 'must read' list. Thanks for sharing the video.

Employee No. 3699 said...

That video was riveting, now I need to read that book. Thanks for sharing it.

calicobebop said...

Yes, lots of truth in this one...

Cat said...

Oh if only this conversation could be had with my odlest right now... but he is not in a place to listen or hear...

Joyce-Anne said...

That was great. Thanks for sharing the link.

Patsy said...

Well, said ---

Hyphen Mama said...

Is there anything you can't do?

Loraine said...

Very well said. Kind of goes along with some BS i"m dealing with right now- ready to give up on some old friends just because I'm so sick of all the excuses.

LceeL said...

Shadow: Thank you, Shadow.

Tuli: Looks to be a good book.

Employee: You're welcome.

Calicobebop: Yes. Unfortunately.

Cat: I wish he were.

Joyce-Anne: You're welcome, too.

Patsy: Thank you, ma'am. *tips hat*

Hyphen Mama: What? What'd I do now?

Loraine: Life is too short. Be happy.

Momisodes said...

You have such a way of seeing through the eyes of your characters. Well done.

PattiKen said...

Well done! And thanks for the video. I love the images.