“But … but what if I hit you?”
A snort. “You’re not going to hit me.”
“How do you know?” I bristled at his amused tone.
“I could hit you. Even master swordsmen make mistakes.
I could get a lucky shot, or you might not see me coming.
I don’t want to hurt you.”
He favored me with another patient look.
“And how much experience do you have with swords and weapons in general?”
“Um.” I glanced down at the saber in my hand. “Thirty seconds?”
He smiled, that calm, irritatingly confident smirk. “You’re not going to hit me.”
Engraving showing two shields, two helms and other several swords, weapons and insignia. Italiano: Incisione raffigurante due scudi, due elmi e varie altre spade, armi e vessilli. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
“I do not care so much what I am to others
as I care what I am to myself.”
― Michel de Montaigne
Michel de Montaigne wrote of his condition that, “I am at grips with the worst of all maladies, the most sudden, the most painful, the most mortal and the most irremediable. I have already experienced five or six very long and painful bouts of it.” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Dutch version / Nederlandse versie > Zijn voor anderen of jezelf
“I learned this, at least, by my experiment;
that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams,
and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined,
he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours..”
― Henry David Thoreau
“Life has no remote….get up and change it yourself!”
― Mark A. Cooper, (Edelweiss Pirates #1) ‘Operation Einstein’
Dutch version / Nederlandse versie > Opstaan in het leven om zelf verandering aan te brengen
“We either make ourselves miserable,
or we make ourselves strong.
The amount of work is the same.”
― Carlos Castaneda
Dutch version / Nederlandse versie > Onszelf Ellendig of sterk maken
Carlos Castaneda (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
“A dame that knows the ropes
isn’t likely to get tied up.”
― Mae West
Dutch version / Nederlandse versie > Een dame die de touwen kent
Mae West (Photo credit: Wikipedia)