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Nate's Mountain


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I am a teacher and I like to write.
I named this LJ for John Grisham's The Testament, and the journey of Nate O'Riley. His journey begins on the mountain where he is undergoing rehab. I will never have to undergo rehab. I hardly drink much and I take no drugs *g* but it's his journey to a new life, a new freedom, a new peace, that I love so much.
I was takahe. Yeah, well, you know what? I AM Takahe. No one can ruin that for me.

Food for thought: Forgiveness is freeing up and putting to better use the energy once consumed by holding grudges, harboring resentments, and nursing unhealed wounds. It is rediscovering the strengths we always had and relocating our limitless capacity to understand and accept other people and ourselves.

"Isn't God good," Deena said. It was a declaration, not a question.
Sam smiled and nodded his head in agreement.
God is good, he thought. Bewildering, but good.
- From 'Just Shy of Harmony' by Philip Gulley

Jevy woke him after dark. "We have a moon," he said. They sat on the front of the boat, Welly at the wheel just behind them, following the light of a full moon as the Xeco snaked its way toward the Paraguay.
"The boat is slow," Jevy said. "Two days to Corumba."
Nate smiled. He didn't care if it took a month.
-From The Testament by John Grisham