Mnemosyne: A Love Affair With Memory — Part I–Larry L Franklin

Taken from Franklin’s Prologue “Shakespeare’s Memory” is a short story by Jorge Luis Borges. While the work is fiction, Borges’ insights into memory are both precise and profound, and as real as life itself. Borges leads us through a maze of discoveries as bits and pieces and chunks of memory begin to unfold. *** ItContinue reading “Mnemosyne: A Love Affair With Memory — Part I–Larry L Franklin”

Thoughts taken from “A Path With Heart” by Jack Kornfield

Blurbs taken from “A Path With Heart” by Jack Kornfield When we take the one seat on our meditationcushion we become our own monastery. We cre-ate the compassionate space that allows for the arising of all things: sorrows, loneliness, shame,desire, regret, frustration, happiness. When any experience of body, heart, or mindkeeps repeating in consciousness, itContinue reading “Thoughts taken from “A Path With Heart” by Jack Kornfield”

An emotion-packed tale.

Larry Franklin’s memoir, “Victims Make the Best Birdhouses,” is a blueprint for moving from an abuse victim to a survivor; a place where injured souls can flourish when light is allowed to shine. The story is an emotion-packed tale designed to allow the curious reader to visit a different world. *** Franklin holds bachelor’s andContinue reading “An emotion-packed tale.”

The boy with the bent neck and a dog whose tail wouldn’t wag. — IV

Larry, focused and committed, would face the demons that ruled his boy, the boy with the bent neck and a dog whose tail wouldn’t wag. The two of them, Larry and his boy, began by holding hands and becoming familiar with the touch of their skin. The similarity in appearance was unfamiliar. Larry was lookingContinue reading “The boy with the bent neck and a dog whose tail wouldn’t wag. — IV”

The boy with the bent neck and a dog whose tail wouldn’t wag. — III

It soon became obvious why Father Ramero had been so upset when they first sat together. Larry discovered his child, a little boy some seven-years old, dressed in scuffed shoes, a faded flannel shirt that hung lower on the left side because the buttons and holes were unmatched, and a cap made of brown vinly,Continue reading “The boy with the bent neck and a dog whose tail wouldn’t wag. — III”

The boy with the bent neck and a dog whose tail wouldn’t wag. — II

Without hesitation, the man who we will call Larry, took the woman’s advice. Two days and two nights into Larry’s journey, he reached a small monastery with walls of reddish sandstone that blended into the mountainside. Surrounding the buildings were gardens filled with lush vegetation, donkeys, rabbits, dogs, cows, and several men dressed in brownContinue reading “The boy with the bent neck and a dog whose tail wouldn’t wag. — II”

The boy with the bent neck and a dog whose tail wouldn’t wag. — Part I

(I will continue this story in a series of short blurbs. ) It’s a story best told around the campfire under a star-filled sky accompanied by the distant sound of whip-poor-wills; a tale best told about “the boy with the bent neck and a dog whose tail wouldn’t wag.” Some of the details may haveContinue reading “The boy with the bent neck and a dog whose tail wouldn’t wag. — Part I”

Everything Buried But Nothing Grew

Victims Make the Best Birdhouses by Larry L Franklin It is not my job to convince you that I am a victim of physical and sexual abuse. I share my journey, leaving you to draw your own conclusions. While my story is based on what I believe to be true, I recognize the possibility ofContinue reading “Everything Buried But Nothing Grew”

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