Friday, November 20, 2009

Just a small snippet...

This is a line from the book I am currently reading (The Ruby Key by Holly Lisle)... I think if more people thought with this logic, the world would be an amazingly better place:

Let me set the scene up for you first:

The girl has fetched a vial of potion for an old woman who has been caged and is near death. The old woman told her the vial will bring the near-dead back to life. The girl both has family who could use such a potion, and suspects the old woman might have betrayed her... but here is what she thinks:

But the elixir was not mine. If I took it and left, the old woman would die.
...the question was not what sort of person she was. It was what sort of person I was.
I could not know her heart. With difficulty and hard work, my mother had always told me, I might know my own.

Then she gives the elixir to the old woman.

I just kind of thought that was a beautiful way to look at things.


  1. So true this Heather! Thanks for giving me something to think about today.


  2. I agree with you, Heather. The world would be a much better place if people followed this logic. Integrity. In graduate school I was told that if you don't have integrity, you don't have anything. Thanks for sharing this wonderful snippet.
    Bingle Bears

  3. the wheels in my mind are spinning....thinking deep on this one....

    Have a good weekend!

  4. He's beautiful Heather, really cute.
    When I use steel shot, I always manage to drop the bag after I have put the steel shot into it. It takes longer (weeks) to find the steel shot than it does to make whatever it was intended for......