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  • #1
    G.K. Chesterton
    “The men of the East may spell the stars,
    And times and triumphs mark,
    But the men signed of the cross of Christ
    Go gaily in the dark.”
    G.K. Chesterton, The Ballad of the White Horse

  • #2
    C.S. Lewis
    “I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.”
    C.S. Lewis

  • #3
    Gina Marinello-Sweeney
    “As for clichés, they’re an illusion. When you think about it, anything could be considered a cliché. It’s when you really bring truth to something that it becomes original…which may," he smiled wryly, "itself be considered a cliché.”
    Gina Marinello-Sweeney, I Thirst

  • #4
    Gina Marinello-Sweeney
    “And, as I had gazed at my surroundings, at the muted, yet triumphant, colors splashed in joyful serenity over the immaculate stone floor, at the profiles of my fellow parishioners bent in prayer, and finally, up above, at the flickering lights held in a soft gray ceiling like chandeliers in an ancient palace, I realized that my thoughts had been transferred to Someone Else.”
    Gina Marinello-Sweeney, I Thirst

  • #5
    Gina Marinello-Sweeney
    “Even the sublime portal, half of a circlet the color of the first snow, knew their names.”
    Gina Marinello-Sweeney, I Thirst

  • #6
    Gina Marinello-Sweeney
    “Delicate footprints circled around and around in a softly traced maze. I breathed in the scent of the deep crimson rose petals before me, and a glimpse of a thought suddenly surrounded them.”
    Gina Marinello-Sweeney, I Thirst

  • #7
    Gina Marinello-Sweeney
    “There is nothing more nerve-racking than waiting as someone reads your writing. The reader becomes the videographer, zooming far, far into your heart and soul, unveiling every inch and corner. The writer remains a wary observer at the mercy of the reader, clueless as to how he might react. The writer is exposed, laid bare; her innermost thoughts and feelings are revealed in a potentially scathing moment of vulnerability. I trusted Peter so fully…in a way that I could not explain. For that very reason, it mattered so immensely. To actually tell him what I knew he had already often seen in my eyes was to allow him to enter a new dimension in that world. And it mattered. It really, truly mattered.”
    Gina Marinello-Sweeney, I Thirst

  • #8
    Gina Marinello-Sweeney
    “As cliché as that sounded.
    As cliché as truth can sound.
    As real as truth can be.”
    Gina Marinello-Sweeney, I Thirst

  • #9
    Gina Marinello-Sweeney
    “On the contrary,” he said softly, “everyone is here.”
    Gina Marinello-Sweeney, I Thirst

  • #10
    Gina Marinello-Sweeney
    “The adventurer became the storyteller...and then the Sentinel of the Sea.”
    Gina Marinello-Sweeney, I Thirst

  • #11
    Gina Marinello-Sweeney
    “He tasted Truth, a truth that he could not put into words.”
    Gina Marinello-Sweeney, I Thirst

  • #12
    Gina Marinello-Sweeney
    “He wished to be more like the sea. He wished to know its wisdom, its peace. He wished to know the legend that it spoke. The legend that soared far beyond legends. The Legend that spoke Truth.”
    Gina Marinello-Sweeney, I Thirst

  • #13
    Gina Marinello-Sweeney
    “He was timeless.”
    Gina Marinello-Sweeney, I Thirst

  • #14
    Gina Marinello-Sweeney
    “This was no ordinary lighthouse, such as the ones he had read about in books and heard described in the tales of old sailors, as romantic and wondrous as those had always seemed to him. Nothing could have prepared him for the sight that awaited him.”
    Gina Marinello-Sweeney, I Thirst

  • #15
    Gina Marinello-Sweeney
    “They are each a maze,” he said thoughtfully. “Each of them—both the rose and the shell—go around and around in their own way, yet each of them has—”

    “A center,” the old sea captain finished, watching Antonio.”
    Gina Marinello-Sweeney, I Thirst

  • #16
    Gina Marinello-Sweeney
    “A coldness, nearly tangible due to its extreme weight, was perceptible the instant I entered the room.”
    Gina Marinello-Sweeney, I Thirst

  • #17
    Gina Marinello-Sweeney
    “It was a walk, it was a chase, it was a symphony of time.”
    Gina Marinello-Sweeney, I Thirst

  • #18
    Gina Marinello-Sweeney
    “She nodded, golden curls beaming in their flight, as she continued her drawing, absolutely absorbed.”
    Gina Marinello-Sweeney, I Thirst

  • #19
    Gina Marinello-Sweeney
    “And, together, the two soft forms, overlapping yet distinct, were like misty wings of silence, exquisitely-spun and spread full, surrounding our Lord in graceful symphony.”
    Gina Marinello-Sweeney, I Thirst

  • #20
    Gina Marinello-Sweeney
    “But I was caught in an hourglass of colliding dreams.”
    Gina Marinello-Sweeney, I Thirst

  • #21
    Gina Marinello-Sweeney
    “Have you ever felt like you were caught in a maze in which nothing made sense? In which you saw Superman and the Green Goblin in the same comic strip when they really belonged in two different stories?”
    Gina Marinello-Sweeney, I Thirst

  • #22
    Gina Marinello-Sweeney
    “He’s convinced that you’re a psycho,” I explained, as I reached the bench. “He has the list narrowed down to either a double agent or a serial killer.”
    Gina Marinello-Sweeney, I Thirst

  • #23
    Gina Marinello-Sweeney
    “The last time I checked, I wasn’t the one who tripped over a glass container of sugar that I had myself dropped...after, of course, having received several bruises from an attempt to retrieve a flip-flop that had somehow ended up in the sink.”
    Gina Marinello-Sweeney, I Thirst

  • #24
    Gina Marinello-Sweeney
    “And yet the great blue sky was above me and my eyes thirsted for its words.”
    Gina Marinello-Sweeney, I Thirst

  • #25
    Gina Marinello-Sweeney
    “Odd is a compliment,” he continued, his eyes twinkling, “whereas weird is an insult.”
    Gina Marinello-Sweeney, I Thirst

  • #26
    Gina Marinello-Sweeney
    “I sat down, turning the pages of my notebook in search of a blank page, in the dim light of my room. The arrival of nightfall had invited leafy shadows to play hide and seek in the glass reflection of the window. I smiled as one of these mischievous shadows crept across the page in a midnight dance.”
    Gina Marinello-Sweeney, I Thirst

  • #27
    Gina Marinello-Sweeney
    “No, thank you,” he flashed that grin of his. “I’ve been wondering what the lair of a poetry-inclined psychologist looks like.”
    Gina Marinello-Sweeney, I Thirst

  • #28
    Gina Marinello-Sweeney
    “Once again, she speaks in another language when things get awkward.”
    Gina Marinello-Sweeney, I Thirst

  • #29
    Gina Marinello-Sweeney
    “He knew. There was no need for small talk.”
    Gina Marinello-Sweeney, I Thirst

  • #30
    Gina Marinello-Sweeney
    “The fleeting moment became Whole.”
    Gina Marinello-Sweeney, I Thirst



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