I feel the salty waves come in, I feel them crash against my skin and I smile as I respire because I know they’ll never win.
There’s a haze above my TV that changes everything I see and maybe, if I continue watching, I’ll lose the traits that worry me.
“It doesn’t mean defeating death in the way the Death Eaters mean it, Harry,” said Hermione, her voice gentle. “It means… you know… living beyond death. Living after death.”
But they were not living, Harry thought: they were gone. The empty words could not disguise the fact that his parents’ mouldering remains lay beneath snow and stone, indifferent, unknowing. And tears came before he could stop them, boiling hot and then instantly freezing on his face, and what was the point in wiping them off, or pretending? He let them fall, his lips pressed hard together, looking down at the thick snow hiding from his eyes the place where the last of Lily and James lay, bones now, surely, or dust, not knowing or caring that their living son stood so near, his heart still beating, alive because of their sacrifice and close to wishing, at this moment, that he was sleeping under the snow with them.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
Leo to Josh:
”This guy is walking down a street, when he falls in a hole. The walls are so steep, he can’t get out. A doctor passes by and the guy shouts up, “Hey you! Can you help me out?”The doctor writes him a prescription, throws it down the hole and moves on.
Then, a priest comes along and the guy shouts up, “Father, I’m down in this hole, can you help me out?” The priest writes out a prayer, throws it down in the hole and moves on.
Then, a friend walks by. “Hey Joe, it’s me, can you help me out?” And the friend jumps in the hole! Our guy says, “Are you stupid? Now we’re both down here!” and the friend says, “Yeah, but I’ve been down here before, and I know the way out.””
- The West Wing; Aaron Sorkin