27, Nov 2007 01:59
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As Harold took a bite of Bavarian sugar cookie, he finally felt as if everything was going to be okay.
Sometimes, when we lose ourselves in fear and despair in routine and constancy, in hopelessness and tragedy, we can thank God for Bavarian sugar cookies.
And fortunately, when there aren't any cookies, we can still find reassurance in a familiar hand on our skin or a kind and loving gesture or a subtle encouragement or a loving embrace or an offer of comfort.
Not to mention hospital gurneys and nose plugs and uneaten Danish and soft-spoken secrets and Fender Stratocasters and maybe the occasional piece of fiction.
And we must remember that all these things, the nuances, the anomalies, the subtleties which we assume only accessorize our days are, in fact, here for a much larger and nobler cause:
They are here to save our lives.
I know the idea seems strange.
But I also know that it just so happens to be true.
And so it was:
A wristwatch saved Harold Crick.
------ Stranger Than Fiction (2006)