Tuesday, October 25, 2011

A Thousand Candles

A Thousand Candles

Ok, Close your eyes, And clear your mind. Picture this...
You are in a dark room. All you see is the vast emptiness around you.
It is cold. The only sound penetrating the quietness is your heart beating. Your foot-fall echoes as you step forward. A small dim candle lights up in front of you. It is the only light in the room. Then, two more. You look curiously at them. Suddenly, A thousand, thousand, little candles light up all around you. Their soft glow lighting the room.
Like floating spheres of dim, warm light all around you.
There’s a twinkle in your eyes. You feel warmth.
Now, Open your eyes and tell me what
you see and feel...

By: Luke Hurter

Tuesday, March 1, 2011


I know this blog is about quotes, but I decided to do a real life story. (Viewer Discretion advised...)

Once Upon A Time...

After my sisters pet hamster, Whiskers died (sadly) my mom and sister went to the pet store and got a new hamster. My sister went to the glass and saw a nose poking out of a house in the cage. She saw the hamster wiggle its whiskers, then pop out. As the hamster came out, my sister saw the lightning bolt on its back.
       "That one." she said.
She knew exactly what to name her, "Bolt"
When they got home they put her in the cage, put fresh food, water, and a treat in there.
The next summer day we put Bolt in her hamster ball and took her outside. We made Bolt use her little hamster muscles to roll around in the dewy grass. For Bolt it was another world, the warm summer air blowing across her whiskers. The dew as moist as dawn after it rained. When we put her back inside, she was exhausted. She crawled into her secret tunnel and fell asleep. After a few months of running, sleeping, and eating, it was time.
     I think it was sometime in February that the hamster ball derby began. I wasn't there to see it but I know Bolt came in second place. The 1st place winner cheated and pushed her hamster across the track. We celebrated that by giving Bolt some carrots and celery. About one year later Bolt looking healthy but weird discoloring on her back, which was gray because she's old, had her two year old B-day. But she wasn't feeling well, she was walking slow, and couldn't find her balance. The day after that was my uncles B-day. Bolt wasn't breathing well, and she would almost tip over when she walked. I had to play with my cousins so they wouldn't have a tantrum from me not playing with them, so I went down stairs. When I got them busy with something I went upstairs. I heard my sister crying in her room. "She's not going to make it." she sobbed to my mom.
                    "It's OK honey." she couldn't find the right words to comfort her.
                    "I have to go entertain the guests sweetie, I'll be back."
After the guests left ...Bolt died...
We went to the side yard and dug a hole, put Bolt in there and said things about her.
                  "I remember when I saw her little nose pop out at the pet store, then when she came out the lightning bolt on her back... I knew exactly what to name her..." my sister murmured.
                  "She brought a lot of love to Natalie, she was a good hamster." my mom said with tears in her eyes. After we buried her I took my sister to the top of the field. As the chilled night air blew there was silence, except for the occasional hooting of an owl. After we cleared our minds we went inside. That night was silent and full of sorrow. 

                                                                   Dedicated to,

"May she run for eternity on the sacred hamster wheel in the sky." - My dad, after Bolts death

The Lord Of The Rings

 Once Upon A Time...

"How do you pick up the threads of an old life? How do you go on, when in your heart you begin to understand there is no going back. There are some things that time cannot mend. Some hurts too deep... that have taken hold."

"The road goes ever and on down from the door it began, now far ahead the road has gone, and must I follow if I can, pursuing it with eager feet, until it joins from a larger way where many path and errands meet. And whither then? I cannot say." A song sung by Bilbo Baggins.

"Three rings for the Elven-kings under the sky, Seven for the dwarf-lords in the halls of stone, Nine for the mortal men doomed  to die, one for the dark lord on his throne in the land of Mordor where the Shadows lie. One ring to rule them all, one ring to find them, One ring to rule them all in the darkness bind them. In the land of Mordor where the Shadows lie..."

Lord Of The Rings
   By:J. R. R. Tolkien  


Monday, February 28, 2011

Touching Spirit Bear

Once Upon A Time...

"How would you feel if a bear made its den beside this stream?"
Cole shrugged."I'd kill it."
The potbellied elder nodded with a knowing smile. "Animals feel the same way. Don't forget that. You are not the only creature here. You are part of a much bigger circle. Earn your place, or you'll have a rough time."
"What is there to learn?"
"Patients, gentleness, strength, honesty. Animals teach us more about ourselves than any teacher." He pointed away toward the south. "Off the coast of British Columbia, there is a special black bear called the spirit bear. Its pure white and has pride, dignity, and honer. More than most people."
"If I saw a Spirit Bear, I'd kill it," Cole said. Edwin tightened his grip on Cole as if in warning.
"Whatever you do to the animals you do to your self. Remember that..."

Touching Spirit Bear
 By: Ben Mikaelsen

It's the best novel I've read at school.