I do my best to keep my blog
full of light and love. Today
I must speak about a shadow
that is rampant in our
Since Monday, more news of sexual
abuse by priests to children has come
up again in the news.This is an ongoing
problem..not only in the Catholic church.
It affects me deeply because of my
friend Sean. For my long time readers,
you know part of the story. For my
newer ones, you may not.
Last year, my beautiful friend Sean
died from a drug overdose. That's not
what truly killed him. He was sexually abused
by a priest for years. He did get justice
against this priest. Justice and money
can't erase the soul pain and memories.
Today, I signed up to become part
The Survivors Network of Those
Abused by Priests. I'm hoping to
be able to volunteer my time and energy
to SNAP here in NYC. To honor Sean's
memory and do something positive to
help others who are survivors.
In my deepest grief last year, I
made a choice to not allow myself
to be consumed by my anger. Sean
and I loved Star Wars. It's what
initially brought us together. I
decided to stay true to myself and
not be turned to the Dark Side. Sean
would have never wanted that for me.
It is so easy to allow yourself
to give up, become bitter, negative
We all must find a way to be
a Light in the Darkness. This
is my way.