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Two Good Legs – Stream of Consciousness Saturday (Two)


So today’s prompt was “two”. As I didn’t sleep too well last night (silly me drank a Starbucks mocha Frappuchino an hour or so before bed), I’ve been feeling a bit tired today and not all mentally “with it” today. So when I saw the prompt, the first thing to come to my fuzzy mind were quotes or sayings with the word “two” in it, like “two heads are better than one” or “killing two birds with one stone”. But neither of them seemed to sound very good for a SoCS post. So the next thing to come to mind was a quote from one of my favorite animes, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood. In one of the first episodes, Edward Elric, the Fullmetal Alchemist, and his brother Alphonse save a town from an evil priest using the power of a fake Philosopher’s Stone to fool the townspeople into believing he could bring the dead back to life. At the end, one of the girls from the town who had believed in the priest asks Ed what she was to do now that the priest and everything she’d believed were gone. He told her, “Stand up and walk. Keep moving forward. You’ve got two good legs. So get up and use them. You’re strong enough to make your own path.” Ed had lost a leg when he had tried to bring his mother back to life as a child, and had a metal prosthetic leg in its place.

This is one of my favorite quotes, because it is so encouraging. It tells you that no matter what happens to you, you have two good legs and are capable of getting up and moving on. It also tells you to not rely solely on other people to tell you what to do and what to believe, but to use your two good legs and make your own way in life.



Part of Stream of Consciousness Saturday:


Author: jowensauthor

I'm a geeky, animal/cat-loving author of Fantasy and YA Fiction. I'm a supporter of animal charities such as the WWF. I'm also a fan of anime and sci-fi/fantasy. I'm an avid reader as well, and enjoy mainly reading fantasies, mysteries, and books about animals. I have a B.A. in History with a minor in English. I also dabble in making jewelry, reading tarot, and am interested in the paranormal. You can find out more about me and my various books and writings at my website: You can also find me on Facebook, Google+, Tumblr, Twitter, Goodreads, and Pinterest.

5 thoughts on “Two Good Legs – Stream of Consciousness Saturday (Two)

  1. This is wonderful advice indeed. Sometimes that’s just enough encouragement to keep going. Thanks for this, Jeanne. I actually needed it today. 🙂

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  2. Wow that was strange. I just wrote ann reslly long comment but after I clicked submit my comment didn’t appear.
    Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again. Anyway, just wanted to say excellent blog!


  3. Thanks for letting me camp out in your blog for a little while today. I had a great time and tried to leave my campsite as good as when I arrived. I’ll be back!

    Liked by 2 people

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