The Narratives is a collection of short introspective essays written by an average guy in an effort to better understand himself, his life, and his relationship with the world around him while traveling the road of self-discovery. The Narratives II: Dusk Or Dawn, is the second volume in The Narratives series.
Vince Guaglione is a guy who asks lots of questions, not only of himself but of his society and the world around him. Although he claims he's found no real answers, that hasn't stopped him in his quest to gain perspective on a little something we call life.
When he's not at his real job, you can find him sucking down venti-sized coffees at a brisk pace his local Starbucks, thinking up new writing projects, or pondering his mystery questions of life.
Originally from Philadelphia PA, Vince now resides in Raleigh NC.
It's interesting the things we hold on to as keepsakes. Lifetimes go by before we crack open what's in those old shoeboxes, and rediscover what we've placed there in our formative years. For me, what I held onto was my journaling notebooks. One afternoon, I picked up those old journals and reread some of my entries, and that was how I came up with the idea to write this "then and now" essay.
The Narratives II: Dusk or Dawn
Sifting through page after page of these entries, over one hundred in all between 1988 to 1992, I recognized that although I sounded really smart in my observances of others and their particular predicaments, I was just as defective as anyone I was criticizing in my little volume of self-serving pick-me-ups.