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Reflection

Expectations of what was to be seen reflecting off of the smooth surface of the water trough was not to be. Clear blue-green water, filled to the brim clearly showed an aged face of a man mystified by a personal image. Hints of specific features were reminiscent of Father’s, the family’s inherited nose, dad’s black eyes in furrowed brows and even Mother’s hidden silent humour. Where had the years gone? Bits of recalled memories drift in and out of the mind’s eye, though not in chronicle order. Dates and years as mixed up as the faces of people at various stages of life. Faces were familiar though names were difficult to recall. Dates, years and ages were non existent. The stories were most prevalent, most vivid with minute details and background facts connected to others and their stories. Farm animals; their personalities and stories also intermingled in time frames of Ed’s life, maybe more affectionate than family and close friends. Animals are funny, serious and emotional.

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About Richard Mousseau

Richard Mousseau; Bio

 

Author of literary fiction, story poetry, play writing and adventure stories based in Northern Ontario. A farmer raising, chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys, beef and has a close relationship with horses and goats that roam freely. www.moosehidebooks.com

 

What does the experience sixty odd years of life present when a person is asked to describe one’s own self? There are the life adventures, successes, downfalls, turmoil and a cluttered mind of memories to consider. One could brag, and linger on materialistic items of praise and the luxuries and possessions gained, yet, all of that is of little importance when viewing one’ own reflection in a mirror. Youth is gone, and those weathered wrinkles and greying strands of hair demand that consideration be given to living the moment and to the virtue of one’s developed talent.

What is most important to me, as time ages facial features to a transcript of who I am, is the written word and a farm-life venture. A true writer is concerned about the stories and words penned, and a livid imagination that sometimes becomes intertwined with real life. Having over fifty titles ranging from adventures, cowboy poetry and theatre plays, I continue to day-dream about the next story adventure. Presenting these projects to receptive readers and in turn, they derive pleasure that runs the gamut from tears to anger and ultimate satisfaction of enjoyment in having read the story, is my reward, and possibly a legacy.

Associating with farm stock of cows, goats, geese, pigs, chickens, and past visions of horse companions, I have plenty of time to dream and use my imagination upon a next story, for farm animals do not bother with idle chit-chat. Living in Northern Ontario, Canada; my stories and adventures reflect the lifestyle, the people and subject matter of my home area. Novels of bush adventures, lives of a steel town residents, farm life and its drama and sometimes humour is conveyed. Plays bring Canadian persons to life. Cowboy poetry brings out my alter ego, ‘Mr. Cheeks-Too-Soft’ the old cowboy who recites the drama and humoristic life of a make-believe cowboy’s life.

The reader may not grasp the essence of who I am by what I have rambled on about in this short Bio; though, I am confident that the reader of my various works will notice my character and the substance of my being popping up within the stories.

 

Richard Mousseau ~ Author

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