Thursday, January 28, 2010

It was the best of times, It was the worst of times

Your prompt today is to write about two separate times (or perhaps the same period of time)in your life that the following famous passage from Charles Dickens A Tale of Two Cities applies to.

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to heaven, we were all going direct the other way - in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only.

You have a fantastic day. I will see you back here on Friday!

Sending Love,


  1. Best of times...worst of times.

    This one is easy for me.

    The worst of times was when my daughter was diagnosed with cancer. No real explanation needed, every parent can just imagine how bad hearing those words can make your life.
    Hard to imagine that when you are going through it that you'll reflect on it later and also call it the best of times.
    The best of times because...I got to spend an enormous amount of quality time with my daughter. I got to learn strength and humility from her. I got the opportunity to meet some incrediable people: from other cancer parents,amazing children, to the film crew at OU who did the documentary, to very giving people like the late Tim Holderbaum, to our very own Susan Summerville and the entire Project Ed Bear team. Childhood cancer stops you in your tracks and leaves you a better person on a number of levels. Mostly it helps you re-evaluate what is important in life and find your ultimate compassion.

  2. Worst of the times: When my grandma was diagnosed with Stomach cancer!!!

    Best of the times: When after surgery doctor told us she was ok and cancer was gone and probably will never comeback! Grandma still with us and I can't thank God enough for giving me such a great Grandma!!!