Friday, December 19, 2008

the courage of a mouse...

This afternoon when school was out (teeny tiny hoorah inserted here), I went with my students to see The Tale of Despereaux.
I'm going to go ahead and tell you that it's not like the book...but it is. The story is told differently, but the message was still the same:
Courage. Hope. Love. And no fear.
No fear. Despereaux wasn't afraid like the other mice. He was driven from within, a force stronger than himself, that desperately sought the light...the hope.
I think the story is a beautiful one. A fairy tale of-sorts. But not for those who DO have hope, who do search for The Light.
I'm also going to go ahead and tell you to go and see it. You may cry. But you'll leave with a sweet feeling of the season.

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