I once again have the honour of writing a guest post at A Holistic Journey. This has been a great experience and I invite you all to head over there and enjoy. Share this:TwitterFacebookGoogleLike this:Like Loading... Related We all Want Germany A Secret and a Grave Categories: Uncategorized 18 replies › jan 09/29/2015 • 1:37 PM Such a heartbreaking post. These hurts last for a lifetime, don’t they? LikeLiked by 2 people Reply ↓ John Callaghan 09/29/2015 • 1:43 PM It must have been a significant moment in the development of my psyche as I have recollected many times over the years. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply ↓ Angie Mc 09/29/2015 • 7:28 PM Oh, John. I just want to hug the kid you were. Powerful writing, friend. LikeLiked by 3 people Reply ↓ John Callaghan 09/29/2015 • 7:37 PM Thank you Angie. Your words mean so much. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply ↓ Angie Mc 09/29/2015 • 7:41 PM Likewise ❤ LikeLiked by 1 person kingmidget 09/29/2015 • 8:40 PM I look back at my childhood and read stories like yours and I wonder how the hell we grew up to be reasonably functional adults. With all of the abuse and everything else that goes on in our formative years, it’s a marvel to me that our society, as screwed up as it is, functions as well as it does. I’m not really sure what I just said … all I know is that it seems filled with contradictions. LikeLiked by 3 people Reply ↓ John Callaghan 09/29/2015 • 9:19 PM I understand what you are saying. I feel very fortuneate that my life ended up as well as it did. I could have come to a bad end. Thanks. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply ↓ lisafab 09/29/2015 • 8:44 PM As always, you are a man who knows how to use his words. =) You’ve been so quiet lately on here…hopefully u will write more soon! LikeLiked by 2 people Reply ↓ John Callaghan 09/29/2015 • 9:21 PM Thank you. Yes, I need to get back to posting more regularly. You have also been pretty quiet. LikeLike Reply ↓ lisafab 10/01/2015 • 8:47 PM Yeah…life gets in the way, doesn’t it…I sure do miss that Holly….I need to email her and let her know I miss her posts… LikeLiked by 1 person John Callaghan 10/01/2015 • 8:52 PM Yes, I miss her as well. I was going thinking about emailing her as well. I hope she isn’t cooking meth in the desert. LikeLike lisafab 10/01/2015 • 8:58 PM She doesn’t seem like the meth type…haha…A while back, I posted this pic on facebook that had this RV that looked like the exact same one from Breaking Bad (see it?!?). This RV was parked behind my house at my old place. I said: “I wonder if my new neighbors are cooking meth?!” LikeLiked by 1 person John Callaghan 10/01/2015 • 8:59 PM You’re probably right. I hope. LikeLike DeniseBalog 09/29/2015 • 8:46 PM Your post was heartfelt. I couldn’t help but feel, I know I must have hurt someone with my words like that in my life. Someone who I don’t remember saying anything to purposely hurt them, someone I don’t remember at all, but who has lived with the hurt you described all their life. Makes me consider the words I speak today. Not always successful, but now I know I know how (and sure try to) go back and say “I am sorry”. Only wish I could do that for the ones I have forgotten over the years of growing up. Excellent post! And one, again Holistic Journey, would lead me to read. She is awesome.. Always making one consider their words:) blessings neighbor, denise LikeLiked by 1 person Reply ↓ John Callaghan 09/29/2015 • 9:27 PM Thank you so much. Holistic Wayfarer (I hope I spelled that right) is a truly giving and innovative blogger. The thing is with what Paul said I couldn’t even be mad at him. He really wasn’t trying, or had any intention, of hurting my feelings. And maybe that’s why it hurt so much more: because it was the objective truth. LikeLiked by 2 people Reply ↓ DeniseBalog 09/30/2015 • 6:41 AM Holistic Wayfare:) Thank you:) Yes, I believe you are right. And I think those are the ones that cut the deepest. I pray for a “gentle” tongue where in my nature of life I am quick to cut. Thank you for the deeper post of life:) d LikeLiked by 1 person writerinsoul 10/13/2015 • 3:14 PM Yes, sometimes when people – kids or adults – “tell it like it is” without much/any thought, that cuts most of all. Offhand daggers. LikeLiked by 1 person John Callaghan 10/13/2015 • 4:12 PM “Offhand daggers.” I like that. LikeLiked by 1 person Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (Address never made public) Name Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google+ account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email.