This quote really does not condone a lie! I do believe one should always be truthful. The fact of the matter is the truth is powerful… but let’s also consider embellishment of details to enhance a story as an art! I was reminded of this powerful truth recently as friends & family gathered for the weekend & somewhere in the midst of all the enjoyment… well let’s just say there was a lot of art happening. The stories were amazing! Most were retold from years past ~ Each & every account was humorous, entertaining & contained 100% truth? The laughter, love & friendship was evident but the evidence of truth at best… lacking! I will also add, all stories about me were definitely not true! As families & friendships grow the years seem to pile on… the facts surrounding memories get shaded & fuzzy ~
Oh how much fun to relax & enjoy being together! I needed the laughter! I needed the being lost in the moment… lost to the memories… I needed the comfort of love & laughter!
By the way, the quote for today was penned by my Mother! The infamous MeMa loves to tell a good one! She does not take kindly to being corrected about the year, which child or any other specific detail. MeMa recently reminded us “Why (really drawn out), I would never let the truth get in the way of a good story!” According to her grandsons, “MeMa knows everything & what she does not know she makes up real good!”
Thank goodness for my Mother & our times together ~ priceless!
Thank goodness for family & friendship!