I planned to drive to Pueblo today to meet with the writers down here. As it happens, some continuing education that I have to have was being offered in Pueblo, so I got here early for it. The training ended early, so I went to the NY Pizza place to get takeaway They have a TV on the wall playing a Samuel L Jackson movie on BET, something I would literally never have seen anyplace else.
So I'm waiting on my pizza and working on my story. My character has to speak at his father's funeral. What can he say?
And a character on the movie says this:
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate; our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We were all meant to shine as children do. It’s not just in some of us, it’s in everyone. As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
(He quoted Mariane Williamson.)
...and it's absolutely the perfect thing for my character to say.