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Friday, June 10, 2011

TGIF - YA Too Dark



Who's ready for the weekend?!  I know I am!  I'm introducing a new feature for Fridays to re-cap the week's posts & to propose a question for my followers.  Feel free to get involved by linking up at the bottom. If not, I'd love to read your responses in the comments. Thanks!


This Friday's Question:

YA Saves: How do you feel about the "dark" books 
filling the YA shelves today?

 I am going to share with you an answer author David Michael Slater posted on Facebook that actually comes from screen play of LOTR

"Sam: I know. It's all wrong. By rights we shouldn't even be here. But we are. It's like in the great stories, Mr. Frodo. The ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger, they were. And sometimes you didn't want to know the end. Because how could the end be happy? How could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad had happened? But in the end, it's only a passing thing, this shadow. Even darkness must pass. A new day will come. And when the sun shines it will shine out the clearer. Those were the stories that stayed with you. That meant something, even if you were too small to understand why. But I think, Mr. Frodo, I do understand. I know now. Folk in those stories had lots of chances of turning back, only they didn't. They kept going. Because they were holding on to something.

Frodo: What are we holding onto, Sam?

Sam: That there's some good in this world, Mr. Frodo... and it's worth fighting for."

This to me really says it all.   Now if you have a child you are Guiding let say she/he is spooked real easy and can't for the life of them watch/read a scary book without sleeping in bed with you for week, then by all means guide them away from the dark until they are ready to deal with the dark on there own but there is always going to be darkness so prepare them for it too.

1 comment:

AliyaPM said...

Absolutely perfect quote.