By Katie Funk Wiebe
During this publication, Katie Funk Wiebe speaks in truth, faithfully, and movingly of life's later border crossings and exhibits that during the twilight time among evening and fading day a few of life's better sorrows but in addition greater joys may be felt. She conveys her event so powerfully and authentically that it turns into common. somebody suffering during the soreness and promise of crossing into one in every of life's new levels will locate in those pages a kindred spirit.
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I became infatuated with one or more boys periodically, but since Dad and Mother had pronounced a no-flirting, nodating ultimatum, the infatuation remained mine to dream about, not do anything about. " Boys were such delightful creatures, and I think I saw myself as delightful too. Somehow, when I was about sixteen, I managed to Page 41 scrape together enough money to buy a royal blue velvet beanie with two feathers sweeping high in the air. The hat rested confidently on my long, blonde, page-boy-styled hair, and the feathers danced jauntily as I walked.
It told me I had potential. I had a future. But potential needs money and my family had none. Business school and sitting at a typewriter, transcribing someone else's words, seemed like a life sentence. I gritted my teeth as I studied Gregg shorthand and took speed typing tests to get out of that technical institute as quickly as possible. I had determined that business courses were for the less able student. And I was smart. As soon as a student's skills were up to a certain level, he or she could leave.
The psychiatrist is forced to acknowledge that the boy did something he had never allowed himself to doknow passion. He tells Alan's parents, "He was dangerous, and could be again, though I doubt it. But that boy has known a passion more ferocious than I have felt in any second of my life. " At least for one hour when the young boy was racing along the shore, Alan was living with passionate freedom, "howling in a mist," freed of the inhibitions of the com- Page 46 mon round of life. The psychiatrist had lived with boredom and routine, never approaching the edge.
Border Crossing: A Spiritual Journey by Katie Funk Wiebe