Serious Sanctuary

Think for yourselves for a change. You’ve been pedlars: go and be merchants. You’ve been mercenaries: go and find something of your own to defend. You’ve finished teething and there’s the world: crack it open if you can.

Dorothy Dunnett, The Game Of Kings


The ability to learn from yesterday’s mistakes.

And act.

There is time to play.

There is time to laugh.

There is time to ponder.

But do not waste your youth away.

Do not let yourself be fooled by passivity,

Do not let time fade.

There are choices to be made.

Will you take the reins?

Or let life take it for you?

Steer the boat.

Do not be lost at sea,

For longer than you need to be.


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