Without wishing to tempt fate, at present my life is good - I am very happy and simply enjoying myself, being me! Bev has added her voice to the clamour - "You should write that book" ! As I posted the other day, it is a project that is gaining momentum. What do I hope to achieve, should it ever become reality? Do I see it as a "look what I've done" exercise or a celebration of the role that Les "Cuddly" Dudley and Co have played in my unique journey through the decades? The story is the same one, just how should I go about telling it?
It was Steve Gale who made me aware of the Luke Jennings book - Blood Knots. This superbly crafted collection of memories and tales being the inspiration for my own effort. I, as I've stated many times, am not particularly gifted with the use of the written word, Luke Jennings is a craftsman of some aplomb! That I should aspire to replicate his offering is pure fantasy, on my part. However, somewhere in the middle ground is a place where I could find a niche - my efforts being of interest, but without the quality of my more eloquent peers.
Would it sell? Does that really matter? - This project is all about ensuring that future generations of Wrathall's will know who, and what, I was! (My story, as told by me, and not a second hand assessment of what someone else perceived me to be!) I am proud that I've remained true to my beliefs for so long, almost an inverted form of snobbery in many respects. The capers I've been involved with, the antics we got up to within both work and play - there would possibly be a court case awaiting should all the truths be told?
I've made no secrets about it - my life has been a blast! If it ended tomorrow (which I sincerely hope it doesn't) I would go to my grave without regrets - how many other folk can say that?