A Pearl of Wisdom {by Revisionista}

by Valerie on August 13, 2009 · 7 comments

Revisionista writes the Revising Life, another great source of wisdom on writing and life. I am so glad she sent in a pearl. Here it is:

Dear Revisionista, aged 23 and totally obsessed with Ben Affleck,

Oh wee Revisionista, who doesn’t even really know what revision is yet, and who has no idea of all the places you’ll go or all the journals you’ll fill, here’s a bit of wisdom for you: Trust yourself. All your quirks, seeming unpolishedness, and guilty pleasures have a purpose. In the words of your favorite movie that you’ve been quoting non-stop of late, everyone “likes you very much. Just as you are.” I know you’re probably hoping I’ll tell you the secret to life or at least some catastrophes to avoid, such as that dark winter spent eating chicken kickers and cinnastix, but the bumps, disappointments, faux pas, and those extra pounds all lead to some important discoveries and decisions. You’ll just have to wait and see.

Bisous, ma 23 ans cherie,

Revisionista at 32

PS~~You might want to stick with the French. You’re really going to need it in about 9 years.

PPS~~Ben’s about to go through a dark period. But don’t worry. He gets a happy ending with a Jennifer…the one you like. (I know, it’s totally crazy!) Britney has a dark period as well but she pulls through. Oooooo, and watch out for Will on Alias–he’s not your type right now, but just wait, you’ll see….

PPPS~~the boy who loved you enough to take a picture of you grinning like a hienna under a billboard of Ben Affleck in Barcelona does end up proposing, but not on that trip. Be patient, mon amie.

Photo courtesy of Revisionista

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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Melita August 13, 2009 at 4:30 pm

love this pearl!


2 Sarah August 13, 2009 at 5:02 pm

Great pearl! I especially love the PS(s).


3 drriftwood August 13, 2009 at 5:42 pm

aww..Such a sweet pearl. Love the postscripts..:)



4 Revisionista August 14, 2009 at 2:22 am

thanks y'all!

I had a lot of fun writing it :)

So glad City Girl started this series. Can't wait to read more!


5 Kiki August 15, 2009 at 8:30 am

That is just beautiful for all its different imagery.

I hope that photo has pride of place in your home :-)


6 Jen of A2eatwrite August 15, 2009 at 5:43 pm

Not only do these sound like good tips, but it looks like Revisionista shares my love of Alias. đŸ˜‰


7 Vienna August 21, 2009 at 7:21 pm

Love it! So sweet, so full of natural humour, so true!


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