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there’s always a first for everything

i have to agree – writing the first sentence of the first chapter of anything is always the hardest. whenever i’m about to borrow a novel from the local library; (since i’ve refrained myself from buying books considering the 30lbs airport baggage limit if we eventually decide to move, again) i read the first few paragraphs. if i’d be able to engage myself with it for at least 10 minutes while joyfully absorbing what the author wanted me to absorb – the book reaches the check-out counter.

yes i’m stalling.

since i have no idea how to rightfully introduce this take on being heard, i will quote my favorite Narnian, Puddleglum in the classic, “the Silver Chair”:

“I’m a chap who always liked to know the worst and then put the best face I can on it. So I won’t deny any of what you said. But there’s one thing more to be said, even so. Suppose we have only dreamed, or made up, all those things – trees and grass and sun and moon and stars and Aslan himself. Suppose we have. Then all I can say is that, in that case, the made-up things seem a good deal more important than the real ones. Suppose this black pit of a kingdom of yours is the only world. Well, it strikes me as a pretty poor one. And that’s a funny thing, when you come to think of it. We’re just babies making up a game, if you’re right. But four babies playing a game can make a play-world which licks your real world hallow. That’s why I’m going to stand by the play-world. I’m on Aslan’s side even if there isn’t any Aslan to lead it. I’m going to live as like a Narninan as I can even if there isn’t any Narnia.”

i think i made my point.

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