Courage to be Happy

By Peter Darcy | On Jun 3, 2016 | No Comments | In Truth

Young Sparkle in her rubber-soled shoes, on the wet deck of the widow’s walk, orphaned now and traumatized, standing motionless in a state of shock, understood instantly that this world was a dark place and hard, that life was best for those who refused to be broken by it, that being happy required the strength and courage to refuse to be intimidated by anyone or anything. She wept but she did not sob. She stood there for a long time until the tears stopped flowing and the rain washed the salt from her face.

[Dean Koontz, 77 Shadow Street (Bantam Books: New York, NY, 2011), p. 128.]

Written by Peter Darcy

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