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Thursday, October 12, 2017

There was Life

"Do you know what you're going to do now?" she asked.

"See the world," said Bod.  "Get into trouble.  Get out of trouble again.  Visit jungles and volcanoes and deserts and islands.  And people.  I want to meet an awful lot of people."


There was a passport in his bag, money in his pocket.  There was a smile dancing on his lips, although it was a wary smile, for the world is a bigger place than a little graveyard on a hill; and there would be dangers in it and mysteries, new friends to make, old friends to rediscover, mistakes to be made and many paths to be walked before he would, finally, return to the graveyard or ride with the Lady on the broad back of her great grey stallion.  

But between now and then, there was Life; and Bod walked into it with his eyes and his heart wide open.

-- The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman