Dr. Taub mentions in his guided meditation tapes taking one step toward god and god takes – paraphrasing here – ten thousand steps toward you. He’s right.
I know some people get up in arms over a title – God – but as Shakespeare – or his writer – so brilliantly explained in Romeo and Juliet, “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” My point is – it doesn’t matter what you call the “essence” – it exists.
The one who was the inspiration for Mike Gilotti in the Dragon Core series.
As I have a unique perspective of death I can say that while sad – I also understand he’s in a better place relative to what he was suffering.
To honor his memory I will tell you that he was always good to me – even when I was little.
He played guitar and sang when I begged him to. I loved his voice – and he never said no even if he just got back from work and was tired.
He taught me everything I needed to know about hockey.
Including encouraging me to play regardless of whatever the nuns said about it.
He took me to my first game at the Joe!
When I was in the hospital after the brain surgery – could barely see – he would visit me, sit with me and read me the hockey scores.
We were devout Red Wings fans!
I still am!
He also forced me to learn to play chess by numbers since I was blind and couldn’t see the board.
He spent hours upon hours with me when I was in the hospital, forcing me to do things I didn’t think I could do.
Never letting me give up when I broke down and cried though he was far more gentle about it than anyone else in my life.
He never ever lost patience with me.
And remained a guiding force in my life.
And he wasn’t too much older than me when it comes down to it.
Gotta love those Catholic families where the eldest sibling could be the father of the youngest and a niece dated guys older than some of her aunts and uncles. Gawd….
So as I sat here thinking through all the stuff I’ve been dealing with in terms of life – including career adjustment basket life – I had a bit of an epiphany. I get part of the metaphor for Metatron’s Army!
The timelines as weapons!
What “the dude” has been trying to tell me and why he chose this time in my life to have me reboot the series.
Though a reader would have to read the series and Metatron’s Legacy – Corinna’s conclusions – to truly understand when I share details that are hammering me like so many hailstones falling on me..
Thank god they aren’t too large.
The timelines created by the artifical timegates are a metaphor!
I will be elaborating on all of this in the upcoming nonfiction project. That I had this epiphany while laying the foundation? It’s the dude helping me lay the foundation.
And my uncle Pat.
I have often written that the relationship between writer and reader is one of trust.
One I try to never betray.
Every once in awhile I’ll get a like from someone I recognize as being a long-time fan. I can’t begin to express the joy I experience each and every time I see it.
Thank you! You’ve made someone’s life better!
I understand the silent ones are out there too.
Yes, I’m sad for my uncle (who was young still) but I think he is a link in a long interconnected chain of my life – enabling me to understand the metaphor of the artificial timelines in the story.
And trust me – when I finish getting the foundation laid? I will point all interested readers and researchers in the right direction to continue the journey.
Cross posted on elizabethmaxim.com.