Love is Not the Whole Answer – There is also Hope

By Peter Darcy | On Feb 5, 2016 | No Comments | In Good-Evil

Reading the words on the T-shirt, remembering the man from whom Old Yeller had stolen a sandal along the interstate highway in Utah, Curtis says, “‘Love is the answer.’”

“It’s true, I suppose,” Ms. Tavenall says, “even when it’s said by people who don’t mean it.”

Rising from his chair, Curtis Hammond shakes his head. “No ma’am. If we’re talking about the answer, then that’s not it. The answer, the whole big enchilada, is a lot more complex than that. Love alone is an easy answer, and easy answers are what usually lead whole worlds into ruin. Love is part of the answer, sure, but just part. Hope is another part, and courage, and charity, and laughter, and really seeing things like how green pine trees look after a rain and how the setting sun can turn a prairie into molten gold glass. There are so many parts to the answer that you couldn’t possibly squeeze them all onto a T-shirt.”

[Dean Koontz, One Door Away From Heaven (Bantam Books: New York, NY, 2001), p. 676.]

Written by Peter Darcy

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *