By: Donna J Setterlund

Life is very interesting with its daily challenges and surprises. I have many things to share with the world and with all the thoughts racing through my over active brain it is sometimes difficult to know where to begin when talking about such things. Having lived a very colorful life, jam packed with both good and bad experiences, I like to refer to it all as serendipity. For those of you who don’t quite understand the meaning of this word, the dictionary describes it as: 1. an aptitude for making desirable discoveries by accident. 2. good fortune; luck:


Although I had bad things happen over the years, I have also had the good fortune of experiencing many accidental encounters or surprises with a situation or individual at the perfect time. Being in the right place and having the insight to know and understand the possibilities of the moment, have been very interesting and often life changing.


All of us spend our lives learning and experiencing big and little tidbits of information as we grow up, go through all the stages of being an adult, and continue our adventure with aging. I call it an adventure because it is just that. Each of us participates in a series of short stories which combine to create novels of gathered experience and knowledge.


So, we make it through all the “stuff” that we must go through, gather all that wonderful knowledge about what to do and what not to do, and if lucky, we become “old”. OLD! That horrible fate we must face after surviving life.


What happens to all our treasured memories, collected information, and basic knowledge? If we are lucky we get to share bits and pieces, however many times we get stuck in limbo with a full brain and a lot of frustration. Possibly, someday some of our smart great-grandchildren will discover a way to record all this hard earned knowledge but until then I have decided to talk about a few of the important things I have learned and experienced. I hope you find something of value in my words to come.




Copyright 2019 – Donna J. Setterlund

  Zontoria Productions, Cottonwood, CA 96022


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