Joanna Strafford
Joanna Strafford

Joanna Strafford

Joanna Strafford


Joanna Strafford

Location: Believing in dreams, United States

Member Since: September 2013

Last online: December 2015

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- Joanna Strafford




“When she turned back around to focus her attention on the sun, it’s beams shot down and enveloped her and she gradually disappeared, whirling her way into stardust.

As Jesse looked at the spot Megan stood last, he could see something growing from the ground. He walked closer to the exact spot to inspect the area. Inside the patch of grass there was a dandelion that was growing from the ground with all of it’s seeds intact.  At that moment he bent down and picked the delicate flower up. As he closed his eyes and took a deep breath to blow them off into the world, he pleasantly watched the seeds as they circled within the wind preparing to embrace their next journey.”  – In the Absence of the Sun, Joanna Strafford


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“For Jesse life had always been so much better in the past although there were a lot of things he just wished he could forget. His father yelled about all the dandelions around the house, but Jesse felt bittersweet when he saw the fluffy little flowers sticking up from the dirt. He remembered how he’d and Megan would blow away the seeds and watch them waft away in the wind, leaving it just an empty stem in the world of flowers. But the truth was that the Dandelion wasn’t a flower at all but a weed dressed up in a garment of seeds, trying to fit in the flower world but in the end feeling empty and alone once the wind touched it. That was how Megan felt all the time. The truth was that Depression crept up on you like the Devil and the Devil wanted to prevent you from seeing ‘the good’ in your future. And now it was creeping up on Jesse like a black cloud. It was hard enough feeling alone but now everyone else seemed to have forgotten they existed. If only she could reach out to Jesse in some way to make him understand that it wasn’t his fault, but she had become just a ghost, lifeless and flickering at the edges. How could Jesse notice her now when she was just as lost as he was?” Joanna Strafford wants you to travel the world with Megan and Jesse as they embark on a journey of change, sadness and the bitter sweetness of true love and friendship. In the Absence of the Sun shows that you are not alone and their is a chance to discover that change can lead to beautiful things if you allow yourself the opportunity to see them.”










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"Writing letters to Sophia Mitchell was the only thing that got Adam through being away, even though she never replied back. It was just the thought that one day he would have the chance to see her and his family again. Approval and acceptance were two things he always longed for throughout high school. And now after getting out of prison Adam wants forgiveness. But as Adam Scranton starts his life over after spending 6 years in jail, he learns that it doesn’t matter whether people forgive you for whatever you think you did wrong. In the end you’ll still feel guilty for it inside. The one you really need forgiveness from is yourself. Adam needed to know that he existed for a reason. He needed to make changes and make more an effort on doing the right things. He needed to validate his transformation – his change – his new beginning. But those changes could only begin after he makes the first step."
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A marked change in appearance, character, condition, or function. The physical properties of a person, place or thing that goes through a change; a transformation often associated of that with the pupil stage of a caterpillar changing into a butterfly. An infinite journey, consisting of changes and transformations.





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