"I didn’t want to write the sad story, although I didn’t want to write the sunny one either. The one about recovery, about happy endings.
I wanted to write both. And once I figured that out, well. As I say, here we are.
It wasn’t that hard. I wanted to tell a story. A true one, with all sorts of darkness and danger, and a resolution that justifies my doctor’s advice: Seek out joy. Even when the woods are scary, and bears and tigers lurk, and your worst demons track your footsteps, leading you away from the trail that takes you back to where you should have been, always.
I wanted to write all of this, the dark forest and the bright light, the fear and the joy.
I wanted to write a fairy tale, I think.
So I did.
It has a happy ending."
...so begins Learning to Walk the newest work from local author Chuck Sigars, a story of working through frightening times to be surprised by grace. "Grace," he explains, is "so mysterious and hard to define sometimes and often so far away...but which in certain situations will suddenly without explanation land at your feet."
Come on March 22 and be graced by Chuck's story and storytelling.
Admission free. Books will be available for purchase with all proceeds supporting the work of REACH - thanks Chuck!
A REACH Special Event:
An Evening with Chuck Sigars
6pm - 7pm
St. Andrew Presbyterian Church
Chuck Sigars is currently an elder at St. Andrew and a newspaper columnist and author.