Everyone looks for a magical solution but refuses to have any belief in magic. God is my source of magic, but for others it can be anything of their choosing. Religion is not the only pathway to believing beyond what we can see. Having a sense that there is more then what we know, gives us the power to aim higher for better outcomes. Think of a misguided situation as a mosaic. When you look straight at it, it looks like a jumbled mess of things put together, but then as you step back you imagine something more. A story created through each and every image. This is how we come to face the things we are most afraid of. You let go and believe in more around you.
A lot of what we know comes from how we look at and relate to characters on TV. Here are some quotes that have made me question things and revision what already know.
A Walk To Remember
Landon: Okay, let’s check it out. Okay…”What is a friend? It’s a single soul dwelling in two bodies.” -Aristotle.
Jamie: Uh uh, right here.
Landon: Okay. “Find out who you are, and do it on purpose.” That’s Dolly Parton.
Jamie: I always thought she was smart.
Landon: “Love is always patient and kind. It is never jealous. Love is never boastful or conceited. It is never rude or selfish. It does not take offense and is not resentful.”
To Kill A Mocking Bird
“I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It’s when you know you’re licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.
– Atticus Finch”
“Sometimes the Bible in the hand of one man is worse than a whisky bottle in the hand of (another)… There are just some kind of men who – who’re so busy worrying about the next world they’ve never learned to live in this one, and you can look down the street and see the results.”
The Time Keeper
“Try to imagine a life without timekeeping. You probably can’t. You know the month, the year, the day of the week. There is a clock on your wall or the dashboard of your car. You have a schedule, a calendar, a time for dinner or a movie. Yet all around you, timekeeping is ignored. Birds are not late. A dog does not check its watch. Deer do not fret over passing birthdays. an alone measures time. Man alone chimes the hour. And, because of this, man alone suffers a paralyzing fear that no other creature endures. A fear of time running out.”
“Whatever happened to chivalry? Does it only exist in 80’s movies? I want John Cusack holding a boom box outside my window. I want to ride off on a lawnmower with Patrick Dempsey. I want Jake from Sixteen Candles waiting outside the church for me. I want Judd Nelson thrusting his fist into the air because he knows he got me. Just once I want my life to be like an 80’s movie, preferably one with a really awesome musical number for no apparent reason. But no, no, John Hughes did not direct my life.”
“I need a new friend. I need a friend, period. Not a true friend, nothing close or share clothes or sleepover giggle giggle yak yak. Just a pseudo-friend, disposable friend. Friend as accessory. Just so I don’t feel or look so stupid.”
Bridget Jones Diary
“It is a truth universally acknowledged that when one part of your life starts going okay, another falls spectacularly to pieces.”
“When someone leaves you, apart from missing them, apart from the fact that the whole little world you’ve created together collapses, and that everything you see or do reminds you of them, the worst is the thought that they tried you out and, in the end, the whole sum of parts adds up to you got stamped REJECT by the one you love. How can you not be left with the personal confidence of a passed over British Rail sandwich?”