Digging into my Sandman treasure box. My refuge when I want to evaluate certain things. These thoughts from the series are signposts that makes me think and think and think. A reminder that hearts can lose their way, and the mind does all the work in getting back on the right path.
“It’s astonishing how much trouble one can get oneself into, if one works at it. And astonishing how much trouble one can get oneself out of, if one simply assumes that everything will, somehow or other, work out for the best.”
– Destruction, in “The Sandman: The Wake”
Really astonishing. But somehow, everything will work out for the best. That I know.
“The price of getting what you want, is getting what once you wanted.”
– Dream, in “The Sandman: Dream Country”
“I doubt I’m any wiser than I was five hundred years back. I’m older. I’ve been up, and been down, and been up again. Have I learned aught? I’ve learned from my mistakes, but I’ve had more time to commit more mistakes.”
– Hob Gadling, in “The Sandman: Doll’s House”
I doubt that I will live that long, but it’s true. Each time I’ve learned from my mistakes, I get more chances to do more of them.
“I left because I was curious. And because I was tired. The little victories, and the tiny defeats. I had my reasons.”
– Gilbert in “The Sandman: Doll’s House”
I like that phrase – “The little victories, and the tiny defeats.”
We all have had a share of that.
The little things.
Ugh. I know what you people would think:
Yes, I drink the words from The Sandman like water from a glass. Hold the ice and the works. I like the truth cold, without taste, but thirst quenching.
Then a loud “aaahhhhh….”