In keeping with probably most of earth's inhabitants, I think my life history is quite unique. Oh, sorry. That could be misread. I believe everybody's life story is unique in some way or other, and should it be well told, could bring inspiration to many, especially descendants and other relatives. That's why I'm spending so much time and effort on mine.
I'd love to tell my own story with the charm and gusto of a classic novel. Where I can't quite remember little details, or exact dialogue, I hope to use my creativity to fill in. However, the plot is pretty well set. What happened is beyond changing, leaving only the present still malleable. Or is it? Can one alter a story simply by what is told and what is left out? Or even which synonyms we choose? Hmmm.
Or consider point of view. When our middle child was born at home after only about a dozen contractions, my mother, my husband and I tell three widely differing stories, each of us assuming a starring role. We all agree he was born, but who cut the cord?