Traveler and the Warrior

Discovering Life~

The first time I saw him, I ignored him. I was least bothered to even acknowledge his presence as his existence then hardly mattered. I was too caught up in the tides of time in my own ocean of life trying to meet my shore who was and is very far from me burning under the golden sun.

I never noticed the fact that he noticed me and read deep in my eyes. He was seen as the clown making people laugh around. For me, I never had to wait for him to cast the spell of his humor; I would just smile looking at him.

Little did we know that these mere smiles were weaving a long thread of connection that would allow our innerbeings to share the secrets of our sorrow! Silence was healing us in its own magical way. It seemed like we knew each other from…

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Angels, Once In A While

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In September 1960, I woke up one morning with six hungry babies and just 75 cents in my pocket. Their father was gone. The boys ranged from three months to seven years; their sister was two.

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Their Dad had never been much more than a presence they feared. Whenever they heard his tires crunch on the gravel driveway they would scramble to hide under their beds. He did manage to leave 15 dollars a week to buy groceries. Now that he had decided to leave, there would be no more beatings, but no food either. If there was a welfare system in effect in southern Indiana at that time, I certainly knew nothing about it.

I scrubbed the kids until they looked brand new and then put on my best homemade dress. I loaded them into the rusty old ’51 Chevy and drove off to find a job. The seven…

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