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Advent Day 13 (12-13-14), Melanie Mowinski

Building on yesterday’s Let yourself feel, are these words from Yann Martel’s Life of Pi.

Advent Day 13 (12-13-14), Melanie Mowinski

Advent Day 13 (12-13-14), Melanie Mowinski


I must say a word about fear. It is life’s only true opponent. Only fear can defeat life. It is a clever, treacherous adversary, how well I know. It has no decency, respects no law or convention, shows no mercy. It goes for your weakest spot, which it finds with unnerving ease. It begins in your mind, always…So you must fight hard to express it. You might fight hard to shine the light of words upon it. Because if you don’t, if your fear becomes a wordless darkness that you avoid, perhaps even manage to forget, you open yourself to further attacks of fear because you never truly fought the opponent who defeated you. -Life of Pi, Yann Martel, p.161

1 Comment

  1. asdh says:

    Love this collage’s color and design. The words of fear are very insightful. Thank you for sharing.

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