Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Hands Across The Net

Remember we all stumble, every one of us. That's why it's a comfort to go hand in hand.

Emily Kimbrough
" Come, ye disconsolate, where'er ye languish,
here bring your wounded hearts, here tell your anguish."
(Thomas Hastings)

I'm introducing a new journal. It has come to me that there are people out there who suffer from acute or chronic problems, physical, emotional, psychological, social, ethical and otherwise, who need to talk about them.. In many cases a person has no one they trust to talk to and it is more helpful to write things out.

I know it was palpably therapeutic for me to write out my fear and pain during my recent nightmare months of February and March. I also know that a lot of people avoided reading it because of various reasons. And it was semi public at the time.

But then I believe Guido had some success with his Calls For Prayer. My new journal is not asking for prayer but a place to weep, rage, complain, beg, plead, and give up (temporarily) if you want to.

If you have the option to write anonymously, please do that if you want to, no one will erase your entry.or refuse it. Give me your trouble, your wounded heart, your terror and your anguish. Let your words flow into the warm hands of those who care. I'll take all your good news also and celebrate with you.

The new journal is called Hand of the Vagabond and it's at

Vagabond Journeys will keep posting things of the inane, insane and germane for our reading pleaser, yours and mine.

DB - The Vagabond
Never Give Up


Jon said...

Your idea is a wonderful and noble one - but I'm wondering how many people would courageous enough to bare the depths of their souls, even if they do it anonymously.

I have so many problems and complaints that I could easily fill several journals. It would be comforting, however, to share them with sympathetic comrades. It is not easy to bear any burden alone.

Arlene (AJ) said...

Should be a good site for people to bare their problems, but I wonder how many will want to do that on the internet. Guess you'll find out DB. Thankfully, I'm one who goes by my personal motto that "No One Or Nothing Will Get Me Down" and works for me, so you won't be seeing me on this new site.

Geo. said...

Intriguing project, DB., and a useful one. I'm sure it will have a stabilizing influence on participants and readers.