Thursday, March 6

It's arrived! I got my new, lovely necklace from Rusty of pnut jewlery in the mail and I'm so happy with it.

The heart is solid silver, so it's pretty heavy. Trouble is, now I want to buy even more items from pnut... Guess I'll have to do some extra freelance work to feed my newfound jewlery habit.

Here's a close up of the heart. Made by hand. Rusty makes several different hearts, but "hope" was the one that appealed to me.

Maybe because I'm a romantic and don't like to give up on people... and maybe to remind myself never to give up hope.
I think that's one of the reasons "The Shawshank Redemption" from 1994 is one of my favourite movies of all time.
The movie's tagline is "fear can hold you prisoner - hope can set you free".

I was going to make a fabulous point here about life and hope and why we are all here, but I realised that someone else has already said it;

O ME! O life! of the questions of these recurring,
Of the endless trains of the faithless, of cities fill'd with the
foolish,
Of myself forever reproaching myself, (for who more foolish than I,
and who more faithless?)
Of eyes that vainly crave the light, of the objects mean, of the
struggle ever renew'd,
Of the poor results of all, of the plodding and sordid crowds I see
around me,
Of the empty and useless years of the rest, with the rest me
intertwined,
The question, O me! so sad, recurring-What good amid these, O me,
O life?

Answer.
That you are here-that life exists and identity,
That the powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse.

Walt Whitman

And as teacher John Keating said to his students in "Dead Poets Society"; The powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse. What will your verse be, gentlemen?

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