The end of a novel
One day, we will discover how God guided our steps

Author: P. Fernando Pascual, L.C | Source:

It's your doing. It depends on your mind, your heart, your hands. You decide how the protagonists are, what they think, what they do, what they feel. 

That's why the end is in your hands too. As a kind of Greek divinity, your project and control the outcome of the whole plot. 

You are a novelist, a subcreator, as Tolkien explained. You have complete dominion over your work, even though sometimes you hear advice from others.

That's why your creative capacity is so different from reality. Although you invent "very real" characters, although the plot seems plausible, everything is very different from the concrete world... 

The end of the novel will like it or not, but those who read it are subject to your decisions. Maybe some of you take a pen or a keyboard and rewrite everything, but then you will make a different work from yours.

This book I just read belongs to you. You've shared it, put it before thousands of curious eyes. You conquered your readers, and you made them walk where you wanted. 

Then, they, like you, will turn their eyes to concrete life, to that day to day that characterizes our human walk. 

Existence, you know it as I am, is very different from any novel. We don't control it, we don't even know what's going to happen tomorrow.

The monotony of many almost identical days does not erase the mystery of that unpredictable future, with blows of fortune or with bitter accidents. 

We're still on our way. Your inspiration has made me think, again, of the unknowns of life. Something in your lines has put in my heart a different way of looking at things.

One day, we will discover how God guided our footsteps, not as a controlling novelist, but as a father who gave his children great and sometimes terrible freedom. 

When we reach the end of our lives, I hope that you and I can find ourselves in heaven where greater joy shines than your most inspired pages, and which greatly surpasses what we expected in our best dreams.

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