Musing Mondays (6)

Posted November 22, 2010 by Carmel in / 8 Comments

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This week’s musing is a read and respond:

“I was reading one of my favorite blogs, the other day, and came across a post that talked about truth vs. fact. Part of the post had this to say:

From my childhood on, I’d learned a lot of truth about the human condition from reading fiction. In many cases, I learned more from fiction than from observing my real world…

I think that people who discount fiction don’t really understand it–or haven’t read much of it. They don’t grasp the power of story to carry truth.

…Some truths are universal and timeless (like the lessons on friendship learned from Charlotte’s Web.)

My all-time favorite children’s book was Little Women. I learned a lot of important truths from the March family: how to love deeply, how to grieve a loss and go on, and how to feed the imagination…”

At the end of the post, there is a question posed, and this is what I’m using for today’s MUSING MONDAYS: What truths do you remember learning in fiction?

As is illustrated by my blog, I read a lot of urban fantasy and paranormal romance books. Granted, there are many unbelievable things that happen in the novels that I read but there are still lessons to be learned. Such as, friendship can stand the test of time, love can overcome any obstacle and the human spirit can never be broken. Women are not men’s equals in physical strength but in other ways they can be just as or even more so their equals. Vampires and werewolves don’t exist but without elements of real life I don’t think I would enjoy reading their stories as much as I do. If I can’t relate to the main characters in some way, I have a hard time finishing the book.

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8 responses to “Musing Mondays (6)

  1. Hi Carmel,
    This IS a fantastic question 🙂 Some of the truths I’ve learned from fiction are that even when the odds are stacked against the protagonist and things seem like there’s absolutely no way that they can survive or win, believing and faith are important tools and can help anyone 🙂

    You’ve inspired me to think about my own musings on this “Why is it Monday? Why can’t it not be Monday?” Monday 😉


  2. Vampires and werewolves don’t really exist??
    Ok, no, they don’t, but I agree that the genre, as any genre, can still deal with a great many truths.

  3. Glad to hear that I answered this question relatively coherently. I wasn’t sure! It being Monday morning and all… LOL