Preparing To Turn The Page

Quite a journey brother Joe! Sounds like it was a hard fought one but necessary overall and a God Send for you! I think you discovered more about your own identity than you could have otherwise and so a blessing in disguise; especially if you look at it that way and want it to be! My dad said many times “when taking on life’s challenge it’s all in the approach,” and that goes with any difficulties we have to face! I know from my own experience some of us are better off facing those challenges alone in order to build character and really find ourselves in order to become the best person we can be.

Congratulations on all the effort you have made and are making to go the right way and fulfill the purpose that God created you for! Stay strong and use all the wisdom you’ve earned to do all the good you are capable of!

God bless you and yours.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year in Texas!

Brother in Christ,
Lawrence

ShankJoeJoe

The countdown continues. In two days, I’ll board an airplane to Texas once more. Unlike the previous 16 trips I’ve taken in the past 14 months, this ticket is not a roundtrip flight.

Why would I return to Colorado if everything I want and need in Texas. Except for a few members of our family, there hasn’t been anything essential holding me to Denver since around 2008. That, of course, is when my wife and kids moved to Texas. Well, ex-wife then and becoming wife once more now. We’ve been separated from each other for about 20 years.

Since our divorce, I’ve wandered in the darkness, searching for the one thing that could set me free from my prison. No, not sobriety or even discovering God. I’ve known since birth that God is undeniably true, and I didn’t choose to remain sober until three years ago. The problem was within…

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Author: Lawrence Morra

Have worked in creative and news visual media as a photographer or cameraman and this POV has given me a better insight or view of the world. The Cameraman's POV. His Perspective on many things. All content on this site is copyrighted© by Lawrence Morra/Zero Lift-Off. All rights reserved. Email: lmor3@aol.com

7 thoughts on “Preparing To Turn The Page”

  1. Hey Joe! All the best man! I can relate and it really is a very powerful and important story that you lived as I see it.

    As I read your blog essay I was stirred and flooded with thoughts and emotions. Many from the past in my own situation and travels when I spent a lot of time alone, working to be an artist to also find my true identity, but, moreover what my purpose for being here really was!

    I guess what I epitomized in my own mind as being the real life of an artist; who is an individual and unique, a kind of pioneer facing the world alone! Not Any kind of Road Warrior type at all, but a very sensitive and caring human being that just doesn’t find he can fit so well with convention or the usually humdrum nature of a business as usual like or mechanized societal life!

    Maybe I had the fool notion that I could have been better off being an original settler of America, but chances are I probably wouldn’t have lasted long with my sensitive traits; that was a hard life! I got the impression that you had a powerful journey to complete and you have; so the future is yours as I see it, to make the best of it, and appreciate every bit of it with all your loved ones! And when having quiet moments alone to truly be able to reflect on the power of this life lived well, how you evolved and grew to be the man you are now; and honestly as I say showing character and integrity!

    Just keep moving forward as you are Sir, and you have so much to offer!
    Thank you for the well wishes!
    Peace! 😇❤️🙏

    Lawrence

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