Tuesday, August 7, 2012

I've been thinking about hope since I finished Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand.  What an amazing story of hope and the fortitude of the human spirit. 

*possible spoiler*

Imagine you were shot down during a war and managed to survive on a raft longer than anyone ever had.

Imagine you had to fight off sharks with oars and patch your plastic boat after their attacks?

Imagine after surviving this, you were captured by enemy troops with no regard for the laws of war.

Would you survive?  Would you keep hoping for rescue, retribution, or just the chance to be human again?

Some people, when faced with adversity that seems impossible to endure, survive.  Some people don't.  What's the difference?

Hm. Hope. Survival.



  1. It's been a long time since we've communicated. I hope this finds you well.

    - Nic, from the dog houses of Beryl

  2. Haha. Dog houses of Beryl. That took me a minute. Years, and years, and years, huh? I was just thinking the other day about your Japanese ninja metaphysical manga. I looked that one up the other day to try to use in a lesson plan! :P I hope all is well with you! I'd love to know how life is unfolding. :)


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