bears repeating periodically

"As for me, I've chosen to follow a simple course: Come clean. And wherever possible, live your life in a way that won't leave you tempted to lie. Failing that, I'd rather be disliked for who I truly am than loved for who I'm not. So I tell my story. I write it down. I even publish it. Sometimes this is a humbling experience. Sometimes it's embarrassing. But I haul around no terrible secrets."

----Joyce Maynard


mamalife said...

I Love Joyce Maynard. Love in capital letter.

Cousin Julie said...

Ha, ha - had to share that when I read the heading, I was intrigued. I thought it was going to be a bizarre story about bears reproducing according to some pattern in the wild... Made me chuckle. I liked the quote, too. :)

mary c said...

I tell the true so I don't trip over my lies- too hard to keep them from coming back and BITING!