Harmony with 10 Days to Christmas

Simple–I ask for a gift or two, and surprises, with new behaviors–my wife says, “Don’t go looking for a fight!” She’s right. I usually meander through conversations, not thinking much about what I say–not thinking of more or less as my friend Mel says of my life now, “Let God do the heavy lifting.” So is this the gift I was looking for in the beginning, and finally found Will he shoot lye and ammonia once more into his veins? Probably. Will he ignore the five-thousand and one warnings he has received about Meth? Well now I find the other is addicted to the same drug, and he was not completely honest with me, or perhaps I heard what I wanted to hear.

Remember, there is a God, a personal God through Emanuel, God with us, and at this point, I ask to many questions. I am a believer, a man believing of the cross, and my friend Thomas Kyousui, my dear friend from Earling, Iowa says, “Your friend Mel is right in that you have a right to be here.” So as my friend Pastor Jan says, “Be there for this man.” But, I believe the completion is to say, “Reach out when reached toward.” Just let it go, and perhaps his letting go will be death, and there is nothing I can do, nothing…” He has selected his own destiny–leave it be.”

Published by elgwyn

I was a University and community college instructor. I am an ordinary man writing for artistic reasons, and simple taste-- blogs are an answer to high priced self-publishing. Walt Whitman had to print his 1000 paper books himself because in 1855 poetry did not sell. It does not sell now unless you have a Pulitzer Prize, and even then, the poet usually makes a living in other ways than poetry. In all ages there have been writers writing out of their own reasons. I am an older man with fewer computer skills than my daughter. Blogs let me reach an audience missed by books, and I stand a better chance to reach a wider audience. My two self-published books, Winter from Spring, and Meditations on Gratitude, Charles E Taylor, MFA, Xlibris.com and a third coming out sometime next year, through The Book Patch: For Patty Brown... satisfy needs to hold books, and, yet, still read as electronic books which are easier to produce than paper books. The blog allowed me to write a compendium of my writing. I can combine composition with production. Wordpress provides word processing with production. When the writer finishes writing they press publish and then a finished piece. I’m happy to present to you a slice of my personal writing. Do enjoy what you read!

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