What is your life’s story?
That was the question posed by poet and memoirist Ira Sukrungruang at the Writer’s Forum. He feels that anyone’s life can be a story worth telling. We all have similar experiences (the death of a loved one, our first kiss, etc.) but we have unique reactions to these events.
Ira grew up in the Midwest as a child of Thai parents. He feels his life was pretty ordinary. His ability to look at life and see the humor and beauty in it is out of the ordinary. He read a poem he wrote about snow that would resonate with any hardened upstate New York resident as well as a life-long desert dweller.
In addition to the question of when can I find time to read his latest book, I’m left with some questions about my own life. What’s my life’s story? What will my story be?
The next Writer’s Forum will be on April 17. Check it out!