Mr.Shawshank Speaks..

“I could see why some of the boys
took him for snobby. He had a quiet
way about him, a walk and a talk
that just wasn’t normal around
here. He strolled. like a man in a
park without a care or worry. Like
he had on an invisible coat that
would shield him from this place. ”

“Believe what you want. These walls
are funny. First you hate ’em, then
you get used to ’em. After long
enough, you get so you depend on
’em. That’s “institutionalized.”
“That there are things in this world
not carved out of gray stone. That
there’s a small place inside of us
they can never lock away, and that
place is called hope. “
“Andy Dufresne, who crawled through
a river of shit and came out clean
on the other side. Andy Dufresne,
headed for the Pacific. “
“Sometimes it makes me sad, though,
Andy being gone. I have to remind
myself that some birds aren’t meant
to be caged, that’s all. Their
feathers are just too bright… “
“Dear Red. If you’re reading this,
you’ve gotten out. And if you’ve
come this far, maybe you’re willing
to come a little further. You
remember the name of the town,
don’t you? I could use a good man
to help me get my project on
wheels. I’ll keep an eye out for
you and the chessboard ready.

Remember, Red. Hope is a good
thing, maybe the best of things,
and no good thing ever dies. I will
be hoping that this letter finds
you, and finds you well. Your
friend. Andy. “

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