Being Brave

featuring Jeremy Douglas, Live at The Fugard Theatre


‘Being Brave’ performed by Shannon Hope, live at The Fugard Theatre Studio on 18 & 19 April 2012. A Skylight Creative production.

The origin of the word “courage” comes from the Latin word “cor”, meaning “heart”, which is quite possibly the greatest origin of any word, ever. To have the courage of one’s convictions is to do something with one’s whole heart. Bravery is courage under fire. When something means enough to you, you’re willing to risk everything for it, and your heart ignores the battle and fuels the fire with a burning passion that will not let you rest.

I would be lying if I said that pursuing your dream isn’t terrifying as all hell. All the quotes in the world don’t make any of this life stuff any easier to battle through, but “it’s not brave if you’re not scared” is a line that I wrote to remind myself to feel the fear and do it anyway. Being Brave is not always easy, but I sure as hell am going to try with my whole heart.

© Shannon Hope 2017