Locke:What do you suppose is in this cocoon, Charlie?
Charlie:I don't know. A- a- a butterfly, I guess.
Locke:No, it's much more beautiful than that. That's a moth cocoon. It's ironic- the butterflies get all the attention, but moths, they spin silk. They're stronger. They're faster.
Charlie:That's wonderful but...
Locke:You see this little hole? This moth's just about to emerge. It's in there right now, struggling. It's digging it's way through the thick hide of the cocoon. Now, I could help it- take my knife, gently widen the opening, and the moth would be free- but it would be too weak to survive. Struggle is nature's way of strengthening it.
“With each new day it becomes more apparent to me that everything and everyone in this world is connected in some beautiful and inexplicable way, and the more I accept that, the more my world seems to come together.
Katie, Katie I’m sorry that in your condition The sunshine’s been missing but Katie, Don’t believe that it isn’t there. Oh and Katie, Katie be happy This world can be ugly, but isn’t it beautiful? We’re not really here, and we’re really not there We’re really not there.
“Look at every path closely and deliberately, then ask ourselves this crucial question: Does this path have a heart? If it does, then the path is good. If it doesn’t, it is of no use.
Hey, Remember that 30 Day Challenge I Said I Was Going To Start? Day 1:
Name two of the most significant people in your life and explain why.
Easy one. My mom and Gracie Beach.
I’m sure I’ve answered this question in more detail in earlier posts. But, for those of you not inclined to scroll through pages and pages of content (who would be, honestly?) I’ll sum it up for you.
Mommy: The obvious answer. My mother molded me into the person I am today. I wish she would write a book so I might, one day, manage to raise my kids half as well. She was a single mother on an educator’s salary for most of my childhood, yet I can’t remember ever wanting for anything. I can’t imagine how difficult that must have been for her, two daughters and no one to help out, but she managed to not only to bring us up, but bring us up well. Two driven, vibrant, well adjusted, college graduates out on their own in big cities. I am so happy with the relationship I have with my mother. She’s my best friend and my role model. She is unfailingly patient, accepting, and supportive. I live my life in the hopes that I can one day be as grounded, kind, funny, intelligent, and insightful as she is.
Gracie: Gracie Beach has taught me so much about loyalty and friendship. People who have unkind words to say about her, honestly don’t know her at all. She also has the market cornered on awesomeness. Long story short, if I need advice, or a shoulder to cry on, a ride, a cupcake recipe, a date, a book suggestion, a date idea, a secret keeper, a crafting buddy, someone to dress up with me at a Harry Potter premiere, or anything else, literally ANYTHING else, I know that she’s there. Trusting her is as easy as breathing.