It's such an unfair world! Why can't we just want something and get it just as we wanted? Why does life have to permit that we be denied the pleasure of enjoying what we would most certainly give all for? Well, those were obviously the questions of the Baudelaire orphans when the were going through the miseries of count Olaf.
I remember when I first encountered the movie "Lemoney Snicket - A Series of Unfortunate Events". It was at Sodehinde hall common room. As usual now, guys were screaming "Porter!" when the happy little elf scene started the movie. A little while later, power was interrupted and everyone was chanting curses to "NEPA". Power was restored and seized at intervals so we never had the pleasure of seeing the end of the movie. Today was different as I had dinner and returned to the movie without "NEPA" noticing it.
The story - Three siblings lost their parent and had to be adopted by a relative. He tries to kill them to get their parent's fortunes. The law discovers and takes them from him but he follows them under all guise and eliminates anything in his way.
The lesson waited for the end of the movie before it manifested itself: "Every unfortunate event is an entry into a pleasant journey ahead..."
With a number of past experiences I've come to discover that this is true. One don't always get what one desires but one have the power to choose. Choose to stare helplessly at the spilled milk or chose to grab the opportunity that opened up after a door closes.
Our choice determines if we actually lost a fight or we discover another path with every seeming defeat.
To me, defeats don't exist. But as Robert Langdon's (in Dan Brown's book, Angels and Demons) father told him "If it wasn’t painfully difficult, you did it wrong."
Good things they say, don't come easy.
Now playing: Avril Lavigne - Sk8er Boi