In the film 'Hope Floats', Birdie Pruitt says as the film is closing,
"...beginnings are scary, endings are usually sad,
but it's the middle that counts the most.
Try to remember that when you find yourself at a new beginning.
Just give hope a chance to float up. And it will..."
I guess we all face new beginnings daily, but we forget. Forget that each breath we take is in a way a new beginning, each sweep of an eyelash, each waking moment we have the chance to begin again. A chance to put things right. No.. no chance of putting the clock back, but a chance to learn from our mistakes, to learn to cherish each moment, for in seconds all can be changed and ultimate challenges thrown at us. How hard that is. How totally mind-blowingly devastating, so that we wonder just how much more we can take, and even then there may be more.
Our World will not be the same in the wake of Japan's sorrows. We have a chance to change the world's energy plan, to come together. If you had asked any of the worlds' mothers, did we think it a good idea to place Nuclear Plant's, even with so called fail-safe devices, on the earth's surface, moving at an average 3-4 cms a year, what do you think our answers would be? All of us have a chance to think again, we find ourselves at that new beginning, has the earthquake and the tsunami in Japan awakened those in power to the dangers? As a mother I am trying hard to remind myself to allow hope a chance to float up.