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I just finished watching episode 12 of season 1, "Faith", and I have to admit that if I hadn't already been impressed with this show, the last 4 episodes would have completely drawn me in.

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Before I'm signing off for the night, I'm going to include a quote right from that last conversation in "Faith" that in my opinion doesn't just apply in any spiritual context:

If we are going to have faith, we can't just have it when the miracles happen. We have to have it when they don't.

In a very personal and introspective journey during the last year I have learned that self worth and a strong belief in your own abilities aren't necessarily tied to others' opinions or good test results - in fact, they are kind of like having faith in yourself which nurtures you and helps you grow as a person even if the miracle of experiencing other people's approval won't happen. Without that kind of faith, however, even the support of friends and family or the best test results might prove to be a hollow reward, one day. I'm still learning to have faith, even when the miracles don't happen.
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... the "Supernatural" bug... *sighs And to think I finally learned my lesson and would *not* start with another addiction...

Right now I'm about halfway through the first season, and while I wasn't quite taken in by the pilot - and still am not totally into the whole "supernatural" hunting business that sounds a bit too much like X-Files, Buffy etc. -, I simply love the little glimpses into the relationship between the two brothers. Usually, I don't watch fantasy shows, since ghosts, demons, spirits etc. aren't really my cup of tea at all, so it's the characters that have to sort of pull me into such a show. And like X-Files with Mulder and Scully, it's Dean and Sam that interest me. They appear quite different - but that's just the outward front they both keep up, on the inside they conceal a pain and guilt that's quite similar. I'm not sure so far which of them appeals more to me, though. Is it Sam, whose precognitive dreams told him of his girlfriend's death before it happened, who never wanted to follow in his father's footsteps, who thinks himself misunderstood and never appreciated by his father? Or is it Dean, who has vivid and haunting memories of their mother's death, who resigned himself to the family business, who covers his sensitive soul under a layer of macho bravado?

I'm sure there's much yet to find out about the deaths of their mother and Sam's girlfriend respectively. Where's their father? What's Sam's role in everything that happened? And Dean... did he ever think about settling down like Sam tried to? What exactly drives him to pursue the "hunting" business? Not to forget the more practical questions... how the hell do they afford their travels? I mean, hunting and killing demons is not a job that gets well paid after all.

Well, I'd better get back to watching before any withdrawal symptoms start manifesting themselves...

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