Those Lives with Great Plot-Lines

We love following

and reading about

those famous people

whose lives make

for great plot-lines: the

young writer whose father

throws his first manuscripts

out onto the front lawn, who

then starves in the streets,

only to eventually be discovered

and bring poetry back

to the many;  The gangley, gap-toothed

guitarist who cops a few chords and

early rock riffs then nearly freezes

in squalor with his “mates,”

who go on to rock the balloon-filled

stadiums of the world, marry supermodels,

and grow gold as country gentlemen,

because they were good AND they hit the scene

at just the right time and place.

We especially love those rags-to-riches plots,

played-out in real life; but don’t forget that

for every one of those, there are millions of lives

marked by early struggle, sparkles or even

bonfires of promise, which only go on

to get snuffed by bad weather, hit up against too

much resistance, and so they never get

the applesauce applause, much less the country

castles. And don’t make the mistake of thinking,

that all of those were somehow less

than the the great and lucky ones;

too often the forces fail

to congeal in such a way

as to make peoples’ lives

the stuff of great

plot-lines.

 

–by Fyodor Bukowski, author of MAIL-ORDER ANNIE (A Story of Passion and Compassion) Click here: MAIL-ORDER ANNIE

 

 

 

Mick Jagger’s Facebook

Mick Jagger’s Facebook

 

It’s strange to see Mick

Jagger’s selfies on his

own social media account.

Since he was and still is

one of the most famous

men to ever live, you might

think he’d keep a personal

account private. But no, you too

can follow ( if not friend) the more-

than-famous frontman of

the world’s greatest rock

and roll band. You can even

peep Mick’s selfies and videos:

Mick on his motorcycle, Mick’s

exotic vacation pics, Mick playing

guitar in his bedroom and

harmonica in his living room,

complete with white couch

and oversized Royal Palace

pillow. I guess it’s proof enough

that for some precious few

life in the spotlight never

grows cold.

By Fyodor Bukowski. Read my novel. All proceeds go to homeless cats.