“Penny’s Song” by Joss Whedon

“Here’s a story of a girl
who grew up lost and lonely,
thinking love was Fairy Tale
and trouble was made only for me.

Even in the darkness
every color can be found.
And every day of rain
brings water flowing
to things growing in the ground.

Grief replaced with pity
for a city barely coping.
Dreams are easy to achieve
if hope is all I’m hoping to be.

Anytime you’re hurt
there’s one who has it worse around.
And every drop of rain
will keep you growing
seeds you’re sowing in the ground.”

~Joss Whedon


“Passion. It lies in all of us.”

“Passion. It lies in all of us. Sleeping… waiting… and though unwanted, unbidden, it will stir… open its jaws and howl. It speaks to us… guides us. Passion rules us all. And we obey. What other choice do we have? Passion is the source of our finest moments. The joy of love… the clarity of hatred… the ecstasy of grief. It hurts sometimes more than we can bear. If we could live without passion, maybe we’d know some kind of peace. But we would be hollow. Empty rooms, shuttered and dank. Without passion, we’d be truly dead.”

~Joss Whedon