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DAVID: leaves from the journal of a soul - A TEENS INNER LIFE David A. Schwimmer

DAVID: leaves from the journal of a soul - A TEENS INNER LIFE

David A. Schwimmer

Published Book Awards

– I was very touched.... A profound work.... Ram Dass, Author, Grist for the Mill
– This book is very powerful and very important. Bonnie R. Crown, Literary Agent
– Davids life is a hologram for what existence is all about. I like David enormously! The life of one sensitive human being magnifies life for all of us, much like the Diary of Anne Frank did. Jean K. Sowers, Editor
– I feel confident this book will be successful. Gina Cerminara, Author, Many Mansions

GOD, GIVE ME THE STRENGTH TO WRITE.
IT IS POWERFUL. IT IS TRUE.
SOMEONE, SOMEWHERE, WILL LISTEN.

I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness. I followed a path that always seemed clear, but that in reality was unseen. The path led me here . . . and now I must stay. Remain until my judgment. My body can travel on, and I can still laugh, but I cannot clear the dust from my feet. I may regret, but cannot repay in this life. If I still live, someday I will try. All that I now can do is write, write in agony for all who travel this way. They will not heed, but at least will know where they are when they reach these flat lands. You see, there are no more hills to hide behind. I have flattened them all.

Danny is dead--who is speaking?
Danny’s spirit.
The mind must ‘die’ before the spirit can live.

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About a boy, written
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410 pages
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 About the Book 

THE EXTRAORDINARY INNER STRUGGLES OF A TEENDAVID: LEAVES FROM THE JOURNAL OF A SOUL is an account, through journals, letters, art, fiction and poetry of a seeker who died young. This is a most unusual book: a compilation of discrete parts thatMoreTHE EXTRAORDINARY INNER STRUGGLES OF A TEENDAVID: LEAVES FROM THE JOURNAL OF A SOUL is an account, through journals, letters, art, fiction and poetry of a seeker who died young. This is a most unusual book: a compilation of discrete parts that together form a coherent picture. David Schwimmers writings are vivid, passionate, and highly metaphysical. Most young people go through a period of ‘searching for themselves,’ yet Davids journey started very early and progressed much farther than most. (Though his teenage angst never left him, he also transcended it impressively.) The photographs and images seem well chosen and definitely enhance the reading experience. This is a book that should appeal to other seekers, especially young people, many of whom will see themselves in David, and who will be able to take some comfort in his insights. This is a remarkable document of a remarkable life.Judge’s comments (November, 2012), 20th Annual Writer’s Digest Annual Self-Published Book Awards– I was very touched.... A profound work.... Ram Dass, Author, Grist for the Mill– This book is very powerful and very important. Bonnie R. Crown, Literary Agent– Davids life is a hologram for what existence is all about. I like David enormously! The life of one sensitive human being magnifies life for all of us, much like the Diary of Anne Frank did. Jean K. Sowers, Editor– I feel confident this book will be successful. Gina Cerminara, Author, Many MansionsGOD, GIVE ME THE STRENGTH TO WRITE.IT IS POWERFUL. IT IS TRUE.SOMEONE, SOMEWHERE, WILL LISTEN.I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness. I followed a path that always seemed clear, but that in reality was unseen. The path led me here . . . and now I must stay. Remain until my judgment. My body can travel on, and I can still laugh, but I cannot clear the dust from my feet. I may regret, but cannot repay in this life. If I still live, someday I will try. All that I now can do is write, write in agony for all who travel this way. They will not heed, but at least will know where they are when they reach these flat lands. You see, there are no more hills to hide behind. I have flattened them all.Danny is dead--who is speaking?Danny’s spirit.The mind must ‘die’ before the spirit can live.*About a boy, written by himself and seen in the writing.*So wrote eighteen-year-old David Schwimmer in the months before he was lost at sea. And all during his teen years David also brilliantly recorded—in his journals, poems, and stories—his agonizing struggles with his soul over his psychological and sexual dilemmas.Through his journals, we also see David strive to become a writer, a long distance runner, an outdoorsman, and a friend. We are with him as he begins to experience his sexuality, and we watch his spirituality flower beside it. We observe him wrestling with personal relationships in high school and college, see his efforts to question and direct his body, mind, and spirit, carefully nurturing his own conception of himself, while trying to deal with his inner conflicts. We watch him work at practicing unconditional love.This record of David’s inner life has been compiled and edited by David’s father. It is a ritual journey through the mind and soul of David, in which David tries to search out who he is and why he is on Earth. This is the fundamental search that all human beings undertake during their life: to discover who they really are.