“(Person who has intention)
The wind blows through the streets.
The wind is cold, and there are times when we want to stop.
(Person who stands up again)
At times like that, I want you to move forward,
even if it’s just at a slow pace.
Because someday, you will be able to get there.
(It begins to move again)
Even if something sad happens, its all right.
If you extend your hand, someone will be there.
And you’ll be able to share the warmth with them.
(Person who spins time)
Even if it’s tough to journey on your own,
If you don’t let go of the hand that you hold,
you’ll surely be able to pull through.
So please don’t give up.
Happiness awaits at the end of the long, long road.
The happiness builds up,
and grows into something even larger.
(Person who walks to the future)
And someday, I want you to realize
that there were numerous shards of happiness
on the road you just walked.
(It is the story of the “Will”)
Please don’t forget
that you are not alone.
Engraving your footsteps,
crossing the seasons,
and looking up at the sky.
Even if you don’t have wings, you’ll definitely be able to get there.
To the place that you dreamed of.
To the tomorrow that gleams with light-”—
Ending of “Ef ~ A Tale of Melodies” Japanese to English Translation
I will move forward. I will craft my own future. I will strive for the tomorrow that I want.
you really should! I've had this book since march. They had a hardcover copy that was in good condition at half-price books, so of course I had to buy it. op, never read it, though. I don't even know what had made me pick it up now and start reading it. i think it was probably because it was really early & the cover's really shiny. ha, that sounds like me. So far, it's a really good read.
The shiny cover is beautiful, and as one who judges books by thier covers, it made me really want to read it. Well, that, and it is a John Green book! Gotta love John Green!
Right now, its at least 15 down, under all The Dresden File books and a couple others. But I have a super fun 8 hour bus trip coming up, so maybe I’ll take it along and read it there!
"The good times and the bad times both will pass. It will pass. It will get easier. But the fact that it will get easier does not mean that it doesn't hurt now. And when people try to minimize your pain they are doing you a disservice. And when you try to minimize your own pain you’re doing yourself a disservice. Don't do that. The truth is that it hurts because it’s real. It hurts because it mattered. And that’s an important thing to acknowledge to yourself. But that doesn't mean that it won’t end, that it won’t get better. Because it will."
i’m ready for pumpkin spice lattes and warm scarves and pretty coats and nice boots and crunchy leaves on the ground and the wind biting at my cheeks and i’m ready to not feel like sweaty gross death all the time