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by Lady Jewells
Posted: Jan 25, 2013
The Doc said a 47xxx isn’t a type of Cowboy Hat (Darn!)
I'm Lady Jewells. Lady Jewells is not my real name, it is my writing character's name and thus, my pen name. Who and What I am, has never really been in question. I'm a caring person. A compassionate person. However, on June 4th, 2009, I died. I suffered an acute ischemic stroke to my left frontal lobe. In my stroke - I lost 10 years of Memories and a chunk of basic skills. I woke up in 2009 - thinking it was 1999! I lost my ability to think connected thoughts, to read, write or speak well. I suffered weakness on my right side. I had a few other amazing side effects, too.
The writings posted here on Booksie and Booksie Silk, are my thoughts and discoveries about who I am, post stroke. After any life changing event, you rebuild yourself. That's what I'm doing. I'm rebuilding Lady Jewells.
To most of my friends, Lady Jewells was the pen name of a motorcycle reporter. So I took that pen name and I'm rebuilding the woman that is Lady Jewells. I'm rebuilding the mother in me - I don't remember my 2 beautiful daughters growing up 8-18yrs, but they did. And I am rebuilding Lady Jewells, the writer.
During the last 5 years, I bebuilt me. I rebuilt my reading, writing and speaking skills. But I knew, I would, I was gifted with that knowing - when I died. In that brief moment of time - I felt such incredible love. I can't explain it, I can't. I just knew I'd heal.
My writings are my gifts - some are memories of my youth. Some are pure realistic fiction. I listen and talk with people, and then I morph their stories into bigger stories. When you can't walk - you write. When you can't really talk - to get the feelings out - you write. By talking with people, I'm learning who I am and some of who, I was. The loss of 10 years of memories took a huge toll on my life, but I feel really blessed that I am still among the living and I'm loving life.
To many people, I am a gift of perspective and love. I have lived a full and storied life. I have been blessed beyond my wildest expectations. Blessed with self-love and God's unconditional Love, I walk a positive path of wellness through life. Gifted with the art of expression - I write stories.
I have learned that Every interaction is an opportunity for wellness and a chance to learn more about life. Every moment that you live is an opportunity to share the love I feel. For me - these precious moments are filled with wonder, a chance to reconnect and/or a chance to share laughter, and as much unconditional love as I can muster. ** Have Faith... *** Look for the Good in everything and everyone... I DO!!
To me, All the world is my stage, as I walk my path through life, I play many roles. I'm Life's Actress and her Mistress. I'm a Wise Woman, a poet and a philosopher. I walk with purpose and try not to make judgements. My goal in life is to entertain and inform. To do that - I write poetry, short stories and erotica. Like a good actress - I want to play that part so well - you'll believe it's real. And like many great story tellers (& fishermen), I love to embellish my stories. All of my stories have a message to pass on: just Enjoy Life!
Please enjoy my treasured writings. If a certain piece of prose delights and/or agitates you - please leave a comment or email your thoughts to me at: lady underscore jewells77 at yahoo.com I value all your thoughts and insights. If you are a member of Booksie, please Bookmark my page. Visit as often as you like ~ new writings are being uploaded all the time.
Come walk with me and love... Come walk with me and laugh, really Laugh.
Until our paths cross or our shadows meet, I wish you good health and wellness.
Enjoy life......I am, Lady Jewells