Inspiration Friday: The Power of "Just" / by Krista Boivie

One of my favorite movies is "Finding Neverland" I love the whimsy as well as the sadness of the story. Near the beginning of the film is my favorite quote.

Peter Llewelyn Davies: This is absurd. It’s just a dog.
J.M. Barrie: Just a dog? Porthos dreams of being a bear, and you want to shatter those dreams by saying he’s just a dog? Just. What a horrible candle-snuffing word. That’s like saying, “He can’t climb that mountain, he’s just a man”, or “That’s not a diamond, it’s just a rock.” Just.

Just is a word that quickly reduces magic and possibility into nothing. Whenever I spend time with someone who is a realist they tend to use this word frequently. I think it's their attempt to categorize the world and make sense of something that perhaps they don't understand.

How often do you use "candle-snuffing" words?