In This Sober Moment

When tragedy does a home invasion; When calamity’s thugs beat down your door! When the threat out there bursts into your safe haven; When first fear and then anger rise. There’s no time to think but only react and defend. This moment is the force which reveals exactly, who you are. After this trauma event … More In This Sober Moment

Sustaining Joy

Every day new worlds rise! And old worlds fall apart. I am told this is only, a matter of perception. What do you do when your world is taken all apart? Is good attitude, a positive thought of deflection, Able to override calamity? Or mend a tattered heart? Is faith only energy? Form of magic … More Sustaining Joy

The Recluse (Part IV)

Part I: http://www.joyindestructible.com/2016/01/16/the-recluse/ Part II: http://www.joyindestructible.com/2016/01/23/the-recluse-part-ii/ Part III: http://www.joyindestructible.com/2016/01/30/the-recluse-part-iii/ The sound of pouring rain and a crash of thunder startle Estelle from the depths of a familiar, re-occurring dream. Haunted and chilled to the bone, she wraps herself in a blue afghan she picks up from a bedroom chair and tries to peer through the window … More The Recluse (Part IV)

Undistorted Joy

Words that pour from a fractured, patched together heart, Sometimes, fly in a hailing storm of bullets! Fired randomly in fear! When a threat today echoes in the echoes of the traumas of the past; Triggering an emotional storm; driving the broken one to posture in self-defense; Paranoid and in confusion, vainly trying to prevent yesterday’s … More Undistorted Joy