I can remember going to my grandmothers (my mom’s mother) every Sunday for lunch. She had staple foods like brown beans with cornbread, chicken and dumplings, fried chicken and biscuits and gravy. Most Sunday’s didn’t include all of the above, but there were many that did. Other than her unconditional, bountiful love, these are some of my favorite memories of my dear sweet Emma.
Not all traditions are family oriented. Some lie deep in superstition, some in religion and others rooted in centuries-old societal or tribal rituals.
Such traditions are held by many of the characters in Blue Moon, my Indie Published book coming out next month. I find this to be one of the easier things to write about within my characters’ lives as it comes naturally for me.
When it came to the fictitious, secret society, the Balashon, and their devoted members, this too was an easy aspect to write about. When you think about such long help traditions of Freemason’s, the Illuminati, Skull and Bones, the Knights Templar and Opus Dei, these societies have lasted as long as they have because of deep rooted belief in what they stand for. They know who they are as a group and where they see themselves going.
Some of the characters in the book do some horrible things, but when I look at it from the standpoint of why they are doing it and for what purpose, it becomes easier to fall into that character’s mindset and develop the story. I will not lie; some of it was very hard to write about, but in the end, I stand by my work and am extremely proud of it.
What traditions do you hold near and dear and are you willing to share some of them? I find them fascinating and hope that you will dare to press the comment button. I promise; nothing bad is going to happen to you; unless you are going to spill some dirt on Freemason’s? Then I might rethink pressing that button.
Have a peaceful night!
Johnny Bryan Ward