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?
The mind must 'die' before the spirit can live.
About a boy,
written by himself
and seen in the writing.
eighteen-year-old David Schwimmer in the waning months of his life. And all during his seven 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 outdoors-man, 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 attempting to deal with his inner problems. We watch him work at practicing unconditional love.
This record of David's inner
life has been compiled and edited by David's father, George Schwimmer, Ph.D. 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. Everyone who has read David's journals describes David's writing as deeply moving,
touching all who experience it.