You Might Need This Today

Earlier today, on Twitter, I shared this, courtesy of a writer friend who helps make sure I and my writerpals have positive stuff to look at. It put me in mind of a quote from one of my favorite movies; and given what a raging, transphobic, classist dumpster fire the United States of America is this week (well, every week, but it's really broadcasting it this week), I thought maybe you could use it. It's a bit long to put in a tweet, so, here goes. From the original shooting script of Stranger than Fiction, written by Zach Helm:

Sometimes, when we lose ourselves in fear and despair, in routine and constancy, in hopelessness and tragedy, we can thank God for Bavarian sugar cookies. And, fortunately, when there aren’t any cookies, we can still find reassurance in a familiar hand on our skin, or a kind and loving gesture, or subtle encouragement, or a loving embrace, or an offer of comfort, not to mention hospital gurneys and nose plugs, an uneaten Danish, soft-spoken secrets, and Fender Stratocasters, and maybe the occasional piece of fiction. And we must remember that all these things, the nuances, the anomalies, the subtleties, which we assume only accessorize our days, are effective for a much larger and nobler cause. They are here to save our lives.
— Karen Eiffel (Emma Thompson)

This week, I hope we can all find our plums, our Bavarian sugar cookies, our occasional piece of fiction. I hope that we all keep living, and that we all find happiness and peace.