I want to apologize for not posting the third chapter sooner. I was at my grandparents house since this morning. I promised my mother on her deathbed that I'd take care of her parents. My grandfather has taken the hardest hit from all of this. Not only did his daughter die, but his wife suffers from a brain disorder, and she cannot recognize him. I do what I can to give back to people who have given me so much. Words cannot describe the sorrow I feel for my grandfather's suffering,yet I do what I must to bring him joy. He's my hero.
When I was a toddler, my grandfather filled my head with stories of far off places and epic battles...all off the top of his head! I like to think he had a good part in me becoming who I am. (He's basically an 86 year old fanboy) He LOVES fantasy, cartoons, gaming, you name it! He just may be the inspiration behind Maximus McGorklesmirk I gave him my PS3 so he can play Skyrim all he wants. He is one tough Nord! It's the least I can do. Plus, I am dedicated to my books and all of you. Years later, it was my turn to give back.
He called me this morning, sounding incredibly depressed, and he had every right to be, yet still laughs and jokes with me. I drove all the way to his house and ate breakfast with him and grandma. Afterwards, he got comfy and sat in his rocking chair as I read him the entire GG series so far.
I read him all of the books and miniseries'. I even read him the first unedited copy of Book Six! It brought joy to me knowing I was doing so for him. Amidst darkness, love emerges.
There's so much more to this world if we can just love more. Each and every act of kindness births a bright future, even if no one's watching. It's time to stop fearing. In fact, HOW DARE WE BE AFRAID. No more of this, "I can't" or "What will THEY think of me?" NO MORE! It's your given right to be yourself and anyone who doesn't like it is an insignificant player.
Set yourself free today, and commit yourself to love....more importantly...self love. Love yourself, because you are a beautiful individual. Choose to be happy, and conquer fear. Let me ask...Do you feel weak?...if you do....you are strong. Strength comes from weakness. If you are still alive, you are strong....more importantly, you are stronger than YOU think!
It's time to let the past be the past. It's time to see how limitless are futures really are. Naysayers, negative influences, and just plain mean people can talk all they want, but their opinions do not, and WILL NOT ever matter. Set yourself free today. Build your life. Dare to love again. Dare to dream again. Dare to believe again. Just one....more...time.
LONG LIVE IMAGINATION!