Monthly Archives: February 2014

Fragility

An artist can often be described as having a “fragile” ego. But I think fragility goes much deeper than that. It’s not just the ego that is fragile. It’s the artist’s whole state of mind. No not mind, but of … Continue reading

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Pain

noun physical suffering or discomfort caused by illness or injury. “she’s in great pain“ synonyms: suffering, agony, torture, torment, discomfort careful effort; great care or trouble. “she took pains to see that everyone ate well” synonyms: care, effort, bother, trouble verb cause mental … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Child: Chapter 9 – Tragedy Strikes

It was Spring Break and that meant moving day. Fr. Kenneth had offered to help Gregory move. He was going to drive the truck to Maryland first to pick up the things Gregory had in storage at his sister’s house. … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Child: Chapter 8 – A Life of Service vs. the Artist in Him

David’s sister drove him to the monastery on move in day. It was actually a few days earlier than everyone else was scheduled to move in, because his lease was up and he had to be out of his apartment. … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Child: Chapter 7 – New Beginnings

After David was settled into his new place, he decided to go back to school at night. He found a couple of courses that interested him including creative writing and Thanatology. Thanatology was a class on the philosophy of death … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Child: Chapter 6 – I Remember Mama

The phone call hit David like a ton of bricks. His mom was in the hospital. She had suffered a heart attack the night before! The nurse assured him that she was doing well, so he left work and drove … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Child: Chapter 5 – Starting Over

Two years earlier, when David left for art school, he and his mom were living in Washington Square Apartments. The year before he moved back to Alexandria, his mother purchased a condo in Sequoia. So that’s where he landed. The … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Child: Chapter 4 – Moving On

David met RJ about the time Beans met “the doctor.” Beans was head over heels for the guy so he started going out with him instead of David. In truth, the couple spent all their free time together. That left … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Child: Chapter 3 – In the Beginning

David was born in Austin, Texas at the end of one era and the beginning of another. He was a shy little boy, but when he was in Kindergarten, he discovered that he loved making things. Art time became his … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Child: Chapter 2 – Like an Old Coat

Suicide was like an old friend to David. It had been his constant companion for almost five years now. He thought of it like an old coat that you would wrap yourself up in, warm and comforting. It may have … Continue reading

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