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the five people you meet in heaven.

I'm late entering this due to laziness& diaryland was down.


"It may seem strange to start a story with an ending. But all endings are also beginnings. We just don't know it at the time."

"Every life has one true-love snapshot."

"[His mother] will hold his hand and tell him God is proud of him for being a good boy on his birthday, and that will make the world feel right-side up again."

"Take one story viewed from two different angles. It is the same day, the same moment, but one angle ends happily, at an arcade, with the little boy in tawny pants dropping pennies into the Erie Digger machine, and the other ends badly, in a city morgue, where one worker calls the another worker over to marvel at the blue skin of the newest arrival."

"Fairness does not govern life and death. If it did, no good person would ever die young."

"It is because the human spirit knows, deep down, that all lives intersect. That death doesn't just take someone, it misses someone else, and in the small distance between being taken and being missed, lives are changed."

"One withers, another grows. Birth and death are part of a whole."

"'Strangers' the Blue Man said, 'are just family you have yet to come to know."

"'Then my death was a waste, just like my life.'
'No life is a waste,' the Blue Man said. 'The only time we waste is the time we spend thinking we are alone.'"

"It's the thinking that gets you killed."

"If Eddie could only jump up and grab the wing of that plane, he could fly away from his mistake."

"His eyes are closing and he thinks he's leaving this world, right? Only he isn't. He wakes up the next morning and he has a fresh new world to work with, but he has something else too. He has his yesterday"
"That's what heaven is, You get to make sense of your yesterdays."

"Sometimes when you sacrifice something precious, you're not really losing it. You're just passing it on to someone else."

"All parents damage their children. It cannot be helped."

"Denial of affection. The damage done."

"How can you spare someones feelings by denying them?"

"Things that happen before you are born still affect you," she said. "And people who come before your time still affect you as well. We move through places every day that would never have been if not for those who came before us."

"Parents rarely let go of their children, so children let go of them."

"Learn this from me. Holding anger is a poison. It eats you from inside. We think that hating is a weapon that attacks the person who harmed us. But hatred is a curved blade. And the harm we do, we do to ourselves."

"People say they 'find' love, as if it were an object hidden by a rock. But love takes many forms, and it is never the same for any man and woman."

"...a greatful love, a deep but quiet love, one that he knew, above all else, was irreplaceable. Once she'd gone, he'd let the days go stale. He put his heart to sleep."

"He waited to share the secret of heaven: that each affects the other and the other affects the next, and the world is full of stories, but all the stories are one."

8:27 pm - 05-08-07


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