‘Small moments are all we have in this world. Because the blade likes to move around.’
Something to remember as we tear down the rules, forgetting that in a world with no rules we are all equally exposed.
Or, like Sir Thomas More says in A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS:
‘And when the last law was down, and the Devil turned round on you — where would you hide, Roper, the laws all being flat? This country’s planted thick with laws from coast to coast — man’s laws, not God’s — and if you cut them down — and you’re just the man to do it — d’you really think you could stand upright in the winds that would blow then? Yes, I’d give the Devil benefit of law, for my own safety’s sake.’
Something for today’s populists and opportunists and all kinds of con artists, politicians and businesspeople alike, friends and strangers, loved ones and hated ones — something for all of them to think about as they ride gunshot on today’s politics and economics, shooting the establishment to pieces.
From the bays of Pearl Coast,
Fish a ton of oysters, strike a black pearl.