Before there was Frank Nagler, there was Leo Gauvin, who learned how to step back into life after one stunning event:
“What might have taken hours, seemed like it took only a second: Darkness to light, pain to exhilaration, from the void, birth and life. Forever it seemed I remained stunned amid the wreckage of creation.
Then I saw Helena, now resting on the bed. She was enraptured with the baby John, lost in his miracle and their survival amid the blood-soaked towels and sheets and the mess of his birth.
She was both crying and laughing at once. “He’s here,” she whispered; discovery begins.
I moved closer and like an ancient touched John’s small astounded face with a warm cloth and watched as he in confusion experienced water for the first time and learned of it.
“I …” “Say nothing,” she commanded.
But after a minute Helena gave up the baby John to me and I held him.
For that moment and evermore, I am.”
How did they get there?
Please download “The Resurrection of Leo” at: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/282799.
Before Smitty met Katina, in the work-in-progress “Three Rivers” (http://wp.me/p1mc2c-bO there was baseball and the New Kid, and the home run that changed the summer and a few things after that.
“The Summer of the Home Run” is available at https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/299057
And for a special treat, please follow these links to hear my friend and wonderful voice artist Diane Havens read two stories from the “The Resurrection of Leo” collection:
“What Happened When He Came Back”: