Hey there, welcome to the internet equivalent of my home. Please pardon the mess, I’m still getting settled. *shoves box of photographs and wallpapers into the closet and slams the door* Come on in and stay a while, I’ll put the kettle on. It’s always time for tea, or coffee, or whatever strikes your fancy.
I have to confess, I’m not particularly good at introductions or small talk in general really (Yay, introvert!). How do normal people get conversations going, anyways? *shrug*
There is always the tried and true method of asking what your favorite book is. At least, that’s what everyone I know leads with. Personally, I hate that question. I’ve read hundreds of books and you want me to pick one? Instead, how about you share a line that really struck you? Book, movie, tv show, comic, whatever moved you or simply stuck in your head. I’ll start.
“And Spring herself, when she woke at dawn,
Would scarcely know that we were gone.”
The last stanza in There Will Come Soft Rains a poem by Sarah Teasdale , though I first read it in the short story by Ray Bradbury. Something about the thought that the world would not miss humanity if we were gone stuck in my tenth grade mind and has stayed with me through the years.
“No other human has ever considered me… innocent…”
This one is from my favorite webcomic Wayrift. Probably not quite as meaningful out of context, but I had to mention it. I get choked up every time I read it. Something about a character finding acceptance and forgiveness when all they expect (all they feel they deserve) is rejection and hate really gets to me.
“The way I see it, every life is a pile of good things and bad things… The good things don’t always soften the bad things, but vice-versa, the bad things don’t necessarily spoil the good things and make them unimportant.”
One of my favorite lines from Doctor Who. There are many, but this one is particularly relevant right now. I feel like it presents us with a simple mission. Maybe we can’t solve all the world’s problems, but living our lives trying to add to the “good pile” of everyone we meet is a good start.
So how about you? What lines have stuck in your head? What lines mean something to you?