Category Archives: Atonement

Memoirs of a Run-Away Model, Part 10

“It’s something he doesn’t want to discuss in detail,” Soleil said under her breath after our vexing encounter with the bullet-ridden chest of a young model. I felt uneasy about the situation and pried for more information but she was guarded in her explanation of his wounds. I knew she knew more than she was telling me; she had known them the longest and they had become close friends. “There was a deal that went bad,” was all I could garner from her. Once again, I would brush off the disquieting thoughts in my mind and move on to more important things–like the magnetism I felt between myself and Vasko, his Yugoslavian roommate. I was anxious to meet up with him and friends for dinner and dancing in a few days and it was clear that he was excited too. There was a light in his eyes as he spoke to me that collaborated his affectionate gestures. We headed back to our apartment and got ready for the week of castings ahead.

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In Flanders Fields

When I think about Independence Day and the meaning it holds for me, it settles weightily upon my mind like anything worth having. The irony of it. Loss and gain. Joy and sorrow. Liberty and death. Glorious freedom!  The willingness of families to sacrifice.  Men, women and children. Sacrifice.  The eternal principle of sacrifice.  It…

Lifting Burdens

“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” ~Jesus, as quoted…