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January 6, 2015

Having One of Those Days? Read On.

Courtesy of/drawn by Jess Sheppard

It is undeniable.

On those days there is one thing I crave and it works every time—the Movie ‘Stranger Than Fiction.’

If you’ve never seen it you should. Period. I can’t really explain it and probably wouldn’t do it justice regardless.

It is one of those movies that just gets me.

But sometimes I don’t have time to watch the whole thing so instead I re-live the closing monologue—whether reading the quote online or watching the last few minutes of the film.

(It’s my favourite part anyway.)

So take a breath, and a moment for yourself, and enjoy:

“As Harold took a bite of Bavarian sugar cookie, he finally felt as if everything was going to be ok. Sometimes, when we lose ourselves in fear and despair, in routine and constancy, in hopelessness and tragedy, we can thank God for Bavarian sugar cookies. And, fortunately, when there aren’t any cookies, we can still find reassurance in a familiar hand on our skin, or a kind and loving gesture, or subtle encouragement, or a loving embrace, or an offer of comfort, not to mention hospital gurneys and nose plugs, an uneaten Danish, soft-spoken secrets, and Fender Stratocasters, and maybe the occasional piece of fiction. And we must remember that all these things, the nuances, the anomalies, the subtleties, which we assume only accessorize our days, are effective for a much larger and nobler cause. They are here to save our lives. I know the idea seems strange, but I also know that it just so happens to be true.” ~ Zach Helm

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Author: Jess Sheppard

Editor: Renee Picard 

Drawing: Author’s own 

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