Tuesday, April 23, 2013
A Thousand Lives
I have attended Hogwarts. I have lived in Forks. I have been to a reaping and I am Divergent. I have seen the end of the world and I have been there for the beginning. I have walked through the Wardrobe and I have flown to Neverland. I have felt the grief of a love lost and I have seen the grace in one restored. I have walked in the Garden and I have been at the feet of the Cross. I hope that I was one who wept and that I didn't join in among the scoffers. I have lived many different lives and I plan to live many more.
The amazing thing about a story, be it fiction or non, is that we get to make a choice. With every new story, or in some cases even a new chapter in the same one, we get to be whoever we want to be. And the choice is ours alone. Am I going to be a defender of the underdog? Will I be the leader of the pack or the trusty sidekick? Will I be a lone ranger and forge my own path? Will I fight against evil and see good prevail? Will I stand firm in that decision even when goodness may not seem to be winning the battle? Will I trust in the truth or be surprised when my friend (or an enemy) was really not what he seemed? Will I be the one who will always fight for love even if it means giving everything I have?
I have loved the quote at the top since I came across it sometime ago. A good friend actually posted it for me recently saying it reminded her of me and the fact that reading that would make her think of me made me smile. It could be the fresh excitement of a new book that I can't put down or another visit with "an old friend", each time I read something that truly captures me I am taken outside of myself and I am forever slightly altered.
How many lives have you lived? Outside of your own which has been your favorite?