Stories Are Light

“Stories are light. Light is precious in a world so dark.”

The Tale of Despereaux, Kate DiCamillo

There is a lot of bad going on right now and while some of it can be changed, some of it just has to be coped with. Or it can’t be changed for a really long time so you have to deal until then and try to find some way of not losing hope.

My way is books. It’s nice to be able to escape the world for a while and start a story that I know will have a happy ending. It gives this dark world a little light.

Sometimes it can be hard. You dive into another world for a time and everything is simple and easy. Then you have to deal with this world again that is anything but.

My solution is to pick up another book. Not just one that offers escape, but one that offers ideas and hope. One that fuels you for the fight to come. And know that fighting sometimes just means finding something to smile or laugh about in the midst of turmoil.

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