A Spark

“Certain bodies… become luminous when heated. Their luminosity disappears after some time, but the capacity of becoming luminous afresh through heat is restored to them by the action of a spark […]” ~ Marie Curie

I wish for you that the transfer to another prison can be this spark for you, Oscar. A new chapter, a new beginning. Look to the future and never back! 


Pain and Healing

Dear Oscar,

today I found a quote about pain and healing.
I read it a couple of times- and it is so so true!

“Pain is a pesky part of being human, I’ve learned it feels like a stab wound to the heart, something I wish we could all do without, in our lives here. Pain is a sudden hurt that can’t be escaped. But then I have also learned that because of pain, I can feel the beauty, tenderness, and freedom of healing. Pain feels like a fast stab wound to the heart. But then healing feels like the wind against your face when you are spreading your wings and flying through the air! We may not have wings growing out of our backs, but healing is the closest thing that will give us that wind against our faces.”
~C. JoyBell C.~

Simona Widder


Getting Better

Dear Oscar

Although it is terribly intrusive to have cameras pointed at you every time you go out, I was heartened to see you attend community service with quiet dignity. I have worried so much about you and the toll that prison must have taken on you, so to see you walking purposefully was a great boost. I hope that things are slowly getting better for you. As the Beatles sang “It’s a little better all the time”.

Keep going Oscar, there are a lot of supporters behind you!

love Sally