Monday, February 19, 2007


Do you know the story of the Thorn Bird? Let me enlighten you with it. Here goes…

“There is a legend about a bird which sings just once in its life, more sweetly than any other creature on the face of the earth. From the moment it leaves the nest it searches for a thorn tree, and does not rest until it has found one. Then, singing among the savage branches, it impales itself upon the longest, sharpest spine. And, dying, it rises above its own agony to out-carol the lark and the nightingale. One superlative song, existence the price. But the whole world stills to listen, and God in His heaven smiles. For the best is only bought at the cost of great pain… Or so says the legend.” – The Thorn Birds, Colleen McCullough

Sad isn’t it? But a good lesson to learn. This book is about what great pain sometimes we had to go through in our quest for love. What great price we had to pay to live in this world. What sacrifices we made in the name of religion and ambition. Love does not mean marriage and more cruelly is marriage does not mean love.

Another story… Do you always cherish the person that you love? Never follow the foot of Scarlet O’Hara who didn't see love, when it’s always infront of her until it’s too late. UNTIL IT’S GONE WITH THE WIND. Let me further enlighten you on that… 

“I’ll think about it tomorrow”- Scarlett O'Hara the main character of this story has this favourite phrase always in her mind whenever she faced with difficulty in life. She waited until it's too late. Well, the moral of the story is never hesitate or afraid to take the ride, you might not know when the next train will arrive.

And finally… Never let ambitions and status overwrites your true feelings for someone. Sometimes, it might ruin the person’s life and yours forever. That’s the Wuthering Height another extraordinary love story one should never missed to read. 

“I wish I could hold you.” She continued, bitterly, “till we were both dead! – Chapter XV, Wuthering Heights.

The love story portrayed by two complicated characters. Careful when you read this book, as your heart will be filled with thousands of disturbing feelings that stays with you for the longest time. Huhuhu.... An original rare masterpiece of Emily Bronte. Here goes…

Heaven looms the dull sky,
Heavy rolls the sea –
And heavy beats the young heart
Beneath that lonely tree.

Never has a blue streak
Cleft the clouds since morn-
Never has his grim fate
Smiled since he was born.

Frowning on the infant,
Shadowing childhood’s joy,
Guardian angels knows not
That melancholy boy.

(Emily Bronte’s poem that describes the character of Heathcliff and Hareton during their childhood)

I, the image of light and gladness
Saw and pitied that mournful boy,
And I swore to take his gloomy sadness,
And give to him my beamy joy.
Guardian angel, he lacks no longer;
Evil fortune he need not fear:
Fate is strong, but Love is stronger;
And more unsleeping than angel’s care.

(Poems of Emily Jane Bronte that describe the two characters of Catherine, the mother and the daughter who both fell in love with a forlorn boy)

Great Love Stories from three great authors; The Thorn Birds, Gone with the Wind and The Wuthering Heights. Check them out!

"Love is the key that unlocks the bars of impossibility" 
- Fikayo Ositelu -

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