Motive is what gives moral to a character’s acts. What a character does, no matter how awful or how good, is never morally absolute: What seemed to be murder may turn out to have been self-defense, madness, or illusion; what seemed to be a kiss may turn out to have been betrayal, deception, or irony.
We never fully understand other people’s motives in real life. In fiction, however, we can help our readers understand our characters’ motives with clarity, sometimes even certainty. This is one of the reasons why people buy fiction — to come to some understanding of why people act the way they do.
A character is what he does, yes — but even more, a character is what he means to do.
Characters & Viewpoint by Orson Scott Card (via shannahmcgill)
Hold On To What You Believe - Mumford & Sons
Rescued Crow Walks Kids To School
The Renaud family discovered poor injured Walter (a baby crow) and nursed him back to health. Since crows don’t forget how you treat them, Walter’s been hanging out around the house, and walking the kids to school - even though he’s free to come and go as he pleases. “One day I wasn’t feeling that great and I was on the couch, and he flew in through the back door and he came and he sat on the couch. And he snuggled under my arm and we were watching TV together, so that really made our bond stronger.” 11 year old Livia said. So there it is - help a crow and you get a best friend for life!
; w;` That is like the sweetest thing I’ve read all day oh my goodness <3
Because who doesn’t love this song?
Broken Crown by Mumford & Sons
Babel is amazing.
Osho (via cosmofilius)