Monte Cristo (8) and Fortress of Solitude (2)



Saturday Stories
October 3 Edition

The Cathedral of Monte Cristo

Episode 8

The priest was standing alone in the altar. It was midnight, the time when spirits from the netherworld are said to roam.

Padre Amidala was gazing at the writhing man spiked on a sixteenth century narra cross. 

Rushing back in his memory were the words of his father from his deathbed: "Johnny, be good."

His parents' most cherished dream was for him to enter the priesthood. Now, he's a full-pledged Man of God.

"If you can see me now," he whispered in nostalgia.

It wasn't as easy as he had thought, especially on ... certain times.

To Be Continued Next Saturday


My Own Fortress of Solitude

Episode 2

"And touch infinity?" I joked.

"You will if you let it come," he said seriously.

"I want to," I said in earnest.

"Are you allowing it?" he asked. 

I felt the jolt from a spark of insight. I wish I could say it was a blinding light of mystical illumination. My mind raced through the heaven and hell I've been through, and how far I had come. I suddenly realized that "heaven" and "hell" are only what I choose to believe them to be.


To Be Continued Next Saturday

Fortress of Solitude
Scene from Superman The Movie


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Comments

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Shirley MacLaine made full contact with her Higher Self through the help of spiritual teacher Chris Griscom. I wrote that line recently as part of a story which will appear in one of my coming books.

In my own quest for inner awakening, it is pure serendipity that I found Chris Griscom's own book, Time Is An Illusion. The present, the past and the future are all happening at this very moment.

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Jonathan Aquino said…
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The darkness seemed to have a life of its own: an amorphous entity, breathing, as if in anticipation for a primitive ritual. ~ The Cathedral of Monte Cristo Episode 8

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Jonathan Aquino said…
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The soul of a true artist is finds joy as he creates a way to express his own individual personality.

My blog is like my own Zen garden. I find harmony and balance even in the new placement of a pebble beside a clear, still pond.

I created the new design for my blog's Slumbook Page on the First of October 2015. Here is where I share my own personal favorites, be it music or movie, with the images side by side with the videos and with a new font for a touch of elegance.

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Jonathan Aquino said…
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Watching Superman The Movie, the original classic with a real superhero, the great Christopher Reeve. His courage is an inspiration for all mankind.

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Jonathan Aquino said…
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I'm ready for the deep message because the "timing is full." Michael shares the ultimate lesson I have learned in my own spiritual journey. ~ You Are God

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