Stories of what it means to emotionally or spiritually pine so deeply for something or someone it physically hurts; of what it’s like to want (or think we want) something so badly that we are willing to sacrifice or compromise almost anything.
The implication of a scar is that before we were one thing and now we are something else: what was once unblemished, untarnished, unchallenged, whole, innocent, or naive has gone through an ordeal.
We were looking for something subtle and largely unexamined for our next theme.
We are looking for stories of times when the face that you presented to the world was, perhaps, a wee bit, uh, contoured from reality.
Stories of uncertainty, doubt, and times when life didn’t manage to wrap itself up in a neat little package with a bow on top.
We all like to get out of the big city of Richmond and venture into the great outdoors. Yet, leaving behind our cushy comforts can create some pretty stick-y (eh? eh?) situations.
Stories of that moment when everything changed, when nothing will ever be the same again, when the impossible became reality, when the improbable DID beat the odds.
Have you ever been the luckless rube who got duped by someone else’s monkey business? Or perhaps trouble doesn’t have to seek you out and you have a tale to tell of your own silly antics, harmless debauchery or stupid shenanigans?
WARNING: Keep Out. Falling Objects. Danger. Wear Protective Eyewear. Highly Flammable! Poisonous Material. DO NOT TOUCH…
The Library’s exhibition “Teetotalers & Moonshiners: Prohibition in Virginia, Distilled” has inspired SY to seek out stories of conscientious imbibing and good, legal decision making