I just read the book"Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank redemption" by Stephen King.
I was thinking about the Shawshank prison, the sadistic warden Norton and his goonies, the predatory gang of Sisters and all those strict rules and schedules. A multilayered world with many levels of isolation, a system dedicated to make people submissive, to make people fall into a compromised state, deprived of their will and their vitality.
And then, there was Andy... a manifestation of hope that drives people and gives them will. Andy was the embodiment of sheer determination and an example for all the inmates of Shawshank prison. And this book is all about their redemption, from their own compromised state.
To quote Martin Luther King, "only in the darkness can you see the stars"
The sketch is a copy of a painting on a kids' book. The person depicted is Croesus.
PS Both movie and book were excellent for their own reasons.
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