Thursday, April 12, 2012

The Role of Brother is Now Being Played By......

Have you ever discovered someone that you thought you knew, suddenly different in the absence of someone else? It could be someone’s wife that you never knew until you talked to her without the front-and-center husband.  It could be the studious kid sitting in front of you in class, the one with his hand raised all the time (to your annoyance), that you suddenly find yourself talking to in the cafeteria.  In Pages in the Wind, Emily is surprised to discover a brother that she never knew existed…..she found him when he was alone.

We sat there in silence, two people sharing something that was impossible to understand.  Robert kept his head down, lost in his thoughts as he stared at the cement steps.  I was lost in my thoughts too, or maybe just lost ……I don’t know.  I looked at Robert out of the corner of my eye, not wanting to disturb his thoughts or embarrass him.  Something was different about him; he didn’t seem like Mr. Perfect…at least not right now.  He just looked like a nice boy in shiny shoes and a red bow tie, with more on his mind than just getting to the science fair or the next endeavor in his long list of future achievements. Sitting there, side- by -side on the cement steps outside our house, he was just my brother.

It’s easy to be eclipsed by another person, but when you get him alone and relate to him one-on-one………..wonderful insights can be discovered.  New relationships can form.  Has this happened to you?




8 comments:

  1. Firstly, love your writing and your blog is beautiful. I agree that it is so hard to find someones character when other people are around. I love one on one conversations because I find that they are more open and not influenced by anyone else. I am going to think about it today because its so easy to forget what your saying. I am a talkative person and sometimes I forget to let my spouse talk. I appreciate your post, much food for thought.

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  2. We sure don't know people until we get them alone thats so true. Sometimes good and sometimes not so much. I love your writing I've been following you for a long time, interested in your characters and the dynamics behind them. I look with GREAT interest to see it in hard copy.

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  3. You have a super nice blog. I love the way you write and the artwork. It looks like an intereesting thriler, the characters are so fascinating. Nice blog!

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  4. BEAUTIFUL! You have a beautiful blog, i'm very impressed. Love your characters, they are well featured and I love Emily and Reid. This is gong to be a dynamite book and it's on my "GET IT" list. Fabulous!!!!!

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  5. Yes, it has happened to me. I feel eclipsed all the time by my husband and I know it makes me feel small. Sometimes I wonder where the balance is and why I ended up with someone that makes me retreat. I don't know if i can possibly grow in that relationship, or if I can find myself with someone so self absorbed. Your post gave me alot to think about.

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  6. lOVE YOUR WRITING THANK YOU FOR YOUR BLOG IT HITS ME AT THE HEART.

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  7. Very true, and it was my mother in law actually. She changed so much when her overbearing husband was not around. He definitely brought her down and I always wondered why she stayed with him. It makes you wonder why people do subject themselves to that kind of torture. Great post.

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  8. You have a lovely blog - and your writing is interesting, i'm loving the story! It's going to be a great book, do post when it comes out!

    Thank you for offering these thought provoking posts. I relate to the character of emily very much.

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