Saturday, January 25, 2014

teach us how to love
and swallow sadness,
find light in darkness,
 turn away from despair.
Crafting and grafting us
into a plot much bigger,
much smaller
than our own.
They remake us
like their protagonists,
from coward to courageous.

Each story that passes
through our hands,
through our minds,
is a gift
wrapped up inside words.
 "Hello, old friend
and here we are,
you and me
on the last page."
Where they end
our hearts break or smile,
crying from tragedy or delight.
But then, our next page.
While their story ends,
our journey is only mid-way,
another chapter,
a new gift.

Top:  Nurse, Young Man, Kiss-a-gram
Below:  Old Man, Journalist, Hero

"We are all stories in the end..."

- The Doctor

"The end of a matter is better than it's beginning."
- Ecclesiastes 7.8

“If seeds in the black earth can turn into such beautiful roses, what might not the heart of man become in its long journey toward the stars?"

- GK Chesterton

"It's like in the great stories, Mr. Frodo. The ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger they were. And sometimes you didn't want to know the end. Because how could the end be happy? How could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad had happened? But in the end, it’s only a passing thing, this shadow. Even darkness must pass. A new day will come. And when the sun shines it will shine out the clearer."

- Samwise Gamgee
“Stories make us more alive, more human, more courageous, more loving.”  
Madeleine L'Engle

"You were my new dream."
- Flynn Rider

"There is neither happiness nor misery in the world; there is only the comparison of one state with another, nothing more. He who has felt the deepest grief is best able to experience supreme happiness. We must have felt what it is to die...that we may appreciate the enjoyments of living."
- The Count


"Though truth is heavier than fiction,
Gravity lifts as the projectionist rolls tape.
And it makes us brave again"
- Sleeping at Last