An inspirational memoir short-story collection of controversial psychological, spiritual, philosophical, and sociological origins. Tom’s ten-year-old grandson blows his mind when he tells Tom that he saw his mother sitting in the closet after she died and told him, “Everything is going to be alright.” It inspires Tom to change his life.
Tom emerges from drug rehab a new man, taking self-revelation and being reborn to new heights as he embarks on a spiritual adventure, journey quest in psyche back to his youth in the voice of a ten-year-old child in search of the truth of how he made such a mess of his mind as he rewrites his past trauma and lows into highs because he was still an angel in God’s eyes.
Young Tom starts life as a fatherless child of a broken home—neglected with no role models or discipline. His curious nature for adventure in a world with no fences finds him running wild in the streets of south St. Louis and two years behind from failing in school. One step ahead of the social workers, he must figure out how to fit into a world that’s as broken as he is—religious fanatics, child molesters, poverty, racial hate, girls, bullies, and social injustice are conflicts he tries to make sense of, but all he can get is, “That’s just the way it is.” Feeling insecure and inadequate with low self-esteem, he’s falling fast as he searches for truth and facts to fix what is broken like new to rise up and account before he falls through the cracks.