"…I hate being ignorant. For me, a question unanswered is like a thorn in my side
that pains every time I move until I can pluck it out."
"You have my sympathy."
"Why is that?"
"Because if that is so, you must spend every waking hour in mortal agony, for life
is full of unanswerable questions." (italics added)
"Are not all religions strange to those who stand outside of them?"
Two nice quotes written by Christopher Paolini in Brisingr.
I really do enjoy reading these fantasies and unconvincing and unimaginable as some novels may seem, I do believe them. Witchcraft, does it exist? We really don’t know for sure, do we? Lack of evidence is no evidence. I believe witchcraft exists, and maybe dragons and unicorns as well. (About Santa, I’m not too sure 🙂
Fantasies let me disconnect from this world temporarily. They expose me to some great forces trying to do good for the world – something obviously lacking in our present world. They allow me to feel involved, even in my loneliest moments. Sometimes I really distance myself from the world, and that kinda hurts me emotionally sometimes. Troubles come in and don’t seem to leave. Troubles that can’t be shared nor discussed. Fantasies shift me to another realm of hope and inspiration. However, it also points to some stark reality, as manifested by the quotes above.
Realities and fantasy – are they really all that different?
P.S. Once again, I’ve lost the many many things I wanted to blog about. 😦 Anybody got a cure for this? T-T