As they sat, each with her own mug, the old woman settled on the bed and the girl on the chair, the grandmother began to speak.
"You will find two kinds of people in the world. Some say that there are the bad and the good. But it isn't like that. Since what is good for one may be bad for another. No, that doesn't work. You have to depend on your own intuition."
"There are those who make you feel inside as if you are drinking a good, warm soup - even if you are hungry and the two of you have nothing to eat. In spite of that they nourish you. And then there are those who cause you to freeze inside, even if you are sitting before a roaring fire and have eaten your fill. Those you should keep away from. They are not good for you, even though others might say they are good people. Remember that my chick."
The girl nodded.
"The second rule says that the door to a person's heart can only be opened from within. If there is someone who will not let you in, it's no use hammering and kicking and lamenting and complaining. For what if the door is ajar, and you push it shut? With some people it can never be opened again."
"What else?" the girl asked.
"Then there is the third and most important rule. It's about a person's need to continue wishing and hoping, for then, at last, you will get what was wished and hoped for - even if it is in a completely different way from what you had imagined."
The Crow Girl