DAY 055: I pray for that man-child’s future and his peace

October 15, 2008 | Wednesday

WHAT A DAY it has been. It is raining outside although the sun is shining. I like that. The rain and the sun. The clean-up crew came through earlier. That sends mixed signals because it would mean that a part of the prison unit is already moving about. From being constantly locked up, you learn to read activities and determine what is happening. Routine changes? Something is happening.

Stein was talking to Joe B. about tomorrow because he (Stein) is scheduled to be executed. He was asking Joe about clemency issues. These days it is getting a bit more difficult to write. I have a nagging feeling that comes and goes. I’ve identified it. It’s dread. However, not certain what the exact cause is. It is not just about my circumstances, being on Death Watch. Watching men leave and knowing their fate? I may be absorbing their emotinal state of mind more than I thought possible. Is it possible?

Late night, and my last day’s entry. Joey has been moved back into the camera cell once again. It must be agony for him to stand in that cell, puttting in place what property he may have. I pray for that man-child’s future and his peace. 

Going to sleep now, but will be up early.

5 Responses to “DAY 055: I pray for that man-child’s future and his peace”

  1. Art Taylor Says:

    Hello Roy
    I just pray for your mental condition and that you have the strength to continue on. I pray to God that He gives you the strength to stand firm in your believes. You are a strong person Roy so continue on and don’t let your mind turn negative keep positive thoughts about God and His beautiful creation.
    Art

  2. Isabelle Says:

    Dearest Roy, when this nagging feeling comes again, here is a prayer of protection for you. I just shared it with you in my today’s letter : “The Light of God surrounds me, The Love of God enfolds me, The power of God protects me”. I say it often for “you”. So much love from la familia.

  3. Françoise Says:

    How could it be different, dear Rogelio, when seeing your friends, one after the other, say you “Good bye”. You always felt so much empathy towards your companions, your are so compassionate.
    Never forget that since you began your journal, you entered into so many hearts, lifes, households and that you are now a member of those families.
    They love you and pray for you. Sending hundreds of warm and positive vibes and much love.

  4. Jane Says:

    Dear Roy

    I saw your blog and felt moved to respond, although I don’t know you. Roy, you have learned many important things, you have acquired strength and courage in a terribly difficult situation.
    Put yourself into the hands of our Lord, reconcile yourself with Him, for He is the One who will never let you down…
    I will keep you in my prayers
    Jane

  5. Kiki Says:

    … yes, of course it is possible and it is happening all the time! (I may be absorbing their emotional state of mind more than I thought possible. Is it possible?) It’s not easy to handle this kind of emotions boiling over; and it’s as much ‘management’ as so many other things.
    You seem however to do pretty well already 😉 – Strength and courage…. loads of them, tons…. and let all our prayers be a help to you, Rogelio.
    Kiki

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