No Fractures


Pilgrim on a Long, Long Journey

“I’m sorry, but were you dropped on your head as an infant?” Kathryn Stocker, an American author. I think so.

I do know that at about seven I was going down our stairs to the basement encumbered by a large toy I tried to carry. I lost my balance and landed with my cumbersome head on the basement floor.

I underscored my spouse’s opinion that I am hard-headed as x-rays showed no fractures. None.

A strong will can add to one’s financial success but it can easily find one sleeping with one’s dog. That would be either in the large dog’s small house or on the sidewalk.

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“All of us use art and literature as an escape from time to time, but if it’s any good, it has a healing quality–a quality that enlarges our human spirits.” Katherine Paterson, an American author best known for children’s novels. She is the winner of many awards, including two Newbery Medals. Yes, there is one “t” in Paterson.

I like to think art and literature deepen or uplift those spirits. The depressed find solace. Writers seeking better work have it modeled. Those who are socially encumbered can learn in fiction more sensitivity to others. To the Christian believer, I believe the Holy Spirit or counselor can minister to us through art and literature. 

Writing the blogs is healthy for me. Hopefully, there is at least an outside chance that some of what I write here is healing for you.