What I scribble on thse pages will have little meaning to anyone. Anyone that is, except the people whose lives were touched by Lori. She was different things to different people... the good and the bad of the world mixed together. She tried hard to find answers to questions that man in all his earthly wisdom has never found answers for. She was old beyond her years, while deep inside just a little girl whose only real want was to love and to be needed and loved in return. Such a simple want. Yet very few of us ever experience it for more than a fleeting moment.
In her brief, chaotic, sometimes violent journey through the labyrinth of life, Lori lost her way many times. But she wasn't afraid of the struggle. And when she finally found the Great Beast (self) at the center of the maze, she wasn't afraid of the fight. Had there been enough time, I believe she would have won. Maybe she did win. I don't know.
A New Start
College was boring so she dropped out after one year. The work world offered no challenge, so she quit one job after another. By the summer of 1976 she was tired, broke and alone. Having no better alternative, she consented to come home. In the quiet of a wooded park on the edge of our small town, she spent the summer doing what she wanted most to do in life – writing. She referred to them as "love poems" because they reflected the deep inner feelings of joy and frustration in all human creatures.
Lori left us that fall, returned for Christmas, then left again. This time with confidence. There were new worlds for her to conquer and she had "dreams to decide."
Just two weeks after her departure, on a lonely road outside of Albany, Georgia, a car hit a bridge and Lori was dead.
I have given up futile reasoning or questioning God's plans for her. I only know there must have been a purpose for the twenty years she was here.
That purpose lies in the things she wrote. Hence the reason for ths book–to share them with you that they may brighten your day just a little.
--- her father
A book of poetry about man's never-ending search for the meaning of his existence.
A book written by a young girl
whose search has ended.
$12.95 plus S&H
Hardback • 5.25" x 7.75" • 220 pp
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