The end of our story is yet to be written
Tragedy is an unfinished comedy.
Joseph Campbell, The Hero with a Thousand Faces
Long before there was rom-com, bromance, mockumentary, whodunit, steampunk, and infomercials — there was simply tragedy and comedy.
The primary difference between tragedies and comedies was how they ended.
Tragedies had tragic endings; comedies had “happy” endings.
Sometimes we feel like we are living in a tragedy — one calamity after another.
Samwise Gamgee expresses this feeling in The Two Towers, “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 happened?”
I can remember times that were dark and full of danger. I’m sure you can too.
And maybe the world can’t go back the way it was, but that doesn’t mean it has to remain full of darkness.
The end of our story is yet to be written.
We have enormous influence on the shape of that story.
The choices we make and the mindset we have strongly influence the narrative arc.
Sure, there are things beyond our control — things we can’t change.
But there’s much we can.
Even amid the danger and the darkness, there are glimpses of brightness and beauty — if we have the eyes to see.
Just as the crocus breaks through the snow, hope breaks through despair.
You are not destined for tragedy.
You have the strength and courage to endure and overcome whatever darkness and danger come your way.
You are much stronger than you realize.
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