“Once Upon a Time …” ~ The Quest of Living ~ Post 2

How does a story start?
A story never starts, “Twice Upon a Time …” or “Thrice Upon a Time.”

It is only ‘Once’ the lesson is learned, that now we have a story.


Once the lesson is learned, you will never travel that path again.

You can’t unknow what you know.

So …

In the quest of living our own hero’s journey we come full circle. And yet, we are not back to where we started. We have moved forward to start a new story.

Ann is an author and artist. She's lived and worked in Korea, England and Germany as a counselor, college instructor and director of a family support center. Her master’s degree from Boston University encompassed studies at the University of Cambridge. Ann’s Flash History Biography series has reached international shores and covers: Eleanor Roosevelt ~ Unleashed, Golda Meir ~ True Grit, and Marie Curie ~ A Nobel Life. Ann lives in northern California enjoying her life with her adult children. She is currently working on her next book "Making Life Meaningful".


  1. Marilynne Flaquer

    Profound and thought-provoking. It made me think about how much more I can accomplish. I “once” thought that turning 70 was the beginning of the end. I, now, ask myself, “Where do I want to go from here?”

  2. BettyAnn

    wonderful! I quote from these tales all the time.
    “The Emperor’s New Clothes!”

    (you gave a fantastic presentation to Congregation Or Shalom a few years ago.)

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