Maureen Leach, OSF, is editor and contributor of the book Insights on the Journey: Trauma, Healing, & Wholeness, An Anthology of Women's Writing. This book includes stories and poetry of women who share their own personal healing journeys or their walk with people who have experienced healing. Each tells a unique story. Contributors include: Dana Clark, Catherine Cuasay, Martha K. Grant, Naomi Shihab Nye, Narjis Pierre, and Jean Springer.
Tina Karagulian shares her personal story and poetry:
Was it fate that led us through desert sand, in broken moonlight, where whispered dreams floated toward distant stars?
Was it fate that chiseled families into puzzle pieces, led away "by choice," in a "relocation package" complete with all the amenities any genocide can offer?
Was it fate that unanswered prayers remained poised in cellular memory, awaiting release only in the presence of true witness?
The poetry of my fate pierces through prisms of soul, Triumphant in the language of true ancestry.
*Jagadakeer is the Armenian word for writing on the forehead, or fate.