I recently watched Gone with the Wind again. I love the scene where she returns to Tara during the war and finds things vastly changed. She goes out to the garden amid the destruction, is able to find one lone turnip. She takes it firmly in hand and says, “As God is my witness they’re not going to lick me. I’m going to live through this and when it’s all over, I’ll never be hungry again. No, nor any of my folk. If I have to lie, steal, cheat or kill. As God is my witness, I’ll never be hungry again.”
Love Scarlett or hate her (who could hate her really???)…these words, her tenacity and courage are inspiring. I find inspiration in her solemn vow. I find strength in giving myself a similar promise…I will survive this. And when I do, I will use the strength gained to help others. I will have to pass on lying, cheating, stealing and killing, of course, but you get the idea.
I will get through this. There are times that I do feel very fragile like a broken egg shell…but I am not an egg shell. I am heated steel. I am malleable right now because of extreme pressure, but I have an inner strength that will see me through this! Watch for it.
I won’t be able to do it alone though…I need support…and I can’t thank you, my friends, enough for the support you give me by reading my blog. It means a lot to me. Together…we will “never be hungry again.”