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Writing + Photography

Memoirs and musings of Darius Bashar. Toronto portrait photographer and writer, in pursuit of all things real, raw and intimate. 

Posts tagged A voice whispered
Monsters, Trauma and Anonymous Voices

Why trauma? Why all this pain and guilt? Why monsters? Why me?! 

Then, without warning, a voice whispered:

Silly boy, don't you see,

I gave you darkness and pain
so you could help and heal from a place of "lived-it"

I gave you integrity 
so you would not swallow your voice, when courage didn't show up

I gave you sons and daughters
so you would always remember your actions echo for eternity

Silly boy, don't you see,

I gave you monsters 
so you could hitch them to your cart and LEAD