Hope is a good thing and no good thing ever dies. Andy Dufresne The Shawshank Redemption
Hope is a dangerous thing. It can drive a man insane. Red The Shawshank Redemption
From Greek mythology Pandora was given a jar (Pandora's Box) filled with seductive gifts from the Gods however she was told not to open it. Well, if you were given a jar and told never to open it ... ever. What would you do? How long could you hold out?
So low and behold all the evils of mankind; crime, poverty, pain, abuse, hunger, sickness and vice flew out into the universe. Except, one thing was left inside the jar. Hope.
Sometimes in life the only thing that keeps you going is HOPE.
I HAVE SOLD BOOKS, WRITTEN BOOKS, ILLUSTRATED BOOKS, PUBLISHED BOOKS, STUDIED BOOKS, COVETED BOOKS, VANDALISED BOOKS (THOUGH, I WAS ONLY TWO YEARS OLD AT THE TIME: HAVING BEEN LET LOOSE WITH CRAYONS), GIVEN PUBLIC TALKS ABOUT BOOKS, BOUGHT BOOKS (I PAID 400 FRENCH FRANKS ONCE - £40.00 - FOR A BOOK IN FRENCH TEXT THAT I CANNOT READ), DESIGNED BOOKS AND LAST, BUT NOT LEAST, I OWN A BUSINESS ABOUT BOOKS ... YET, BOOKISH THOUGH I MAY BE ... NEVER UNDERESTIMATE A BLONDE WITH A PEN!
My favourite things are books, pets and houses. I once owned a publishing company called Pumpkin Press and now own a cleaning business called House Proud. I am a published author of two books and have edited a third. I have a degree in English. I continue to write.