:: things unseen ::

Song of the Day: Simply Nothing by Shawn McDonald

Thought of the Day: How do we return to a time before there was a ‘we’? It doesn’t matter anymore.

*****

An excerpt from Beatrice and Virgil by Yann Martel,

Beatrice: What a pleasant day.

Virgil: So warm.

Beatrice: And sunny.

(Pause.)

Beatrice: What should we do?

Virgil: Is there anything we can do?

Beatrice: (looking up the road) We could move on.

Virgil: We’ve done that before and it didn’t get us anywhere.

Beatrice: Maybe this time it will.

Virgil: Maybe.

(They do not move.)

Virgil: We could just talk.

Beatrice: Talk won’t save us.

Virgil: But it’s better than silence.

(Silence.)

Beatrice: It is.

Virgil: I was thinking about faith.

Beatrice: Were you?

Virgil: To my mind, faith is like being in the sun. When you are in the sun, can you avoid creating a shadow? Can you shake that area of darkness that clings to you, always shaped like you, as if constantly to remind you of yourself? You can’t. This shadow is doubt. And it goes wherever you go as long as you stay in the sun. And who wouldn’t want to be in the sun?

*****

I’m glad i’m in the sun. It reminds me that i’m alive. Takes faith to believe that when i go to sleep at night, i’d wake up the next morning.

I took that leap of faith. And fell. I remind myself that it takes two to tango.

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