Breaking News! Well, at least for some people. Especially if you’re a sheep herder.
What’s “news” to you might not be “news” to me.
Maybe I’m just a romantic, but some of my favorite moments these days are when I’m lost in a scene from my fiction books. What’s that character going to say next? How is she going to react to what he just said? Would he really do that? How is Lu going to deal with his “secret magical powers” and continue to live a “normal” life?
Then I turn on the news and my (fictional) world all comes crashing down.
But this is a news link a friend sent me:
Pioneering wolf becomes first sighted in Belgium for a century
Researchers have tracked Naya from eastern Germany into the Netherlands and now Flanders
Read the full article here. No, really, read it. I promise.
Is that news? It is for some.
Does our only “news” have to be what’s on the front page? What’s on page four? What’s going on with your neighbors? Have that they found their cat?*
I believe that we can make the news what we want to be the news. Do we have to follow every tweet from every politician? What if our news that a wolf traveled from Germany through The Netherlands and is now in Belgium.
Which news item is more exciting? Which one has more hope? More adventure? Makes you want to get out of bed in the morning?
Choose your news. Make your own news.
* A little hint at an upcoming book from Li & Lu.