Dear god, said will, looking from charlotte to nate and back again. Is there anything that makes women sillier than the sight of a wounded young man? Tessa slitted her eyes at him. You might want to clean the rest of the blood of your face before you continue arguing in that vein. Will threw his arms up in the air and stalked off. Charlotte looked at tessa, a half smile curving the side of her mouth. I must say, i rather like the way you manage will. Tessa shook her head. No one manages will.
There will be an agreement in whatever variety of actions, so they be each honest and natural in their hour. For of one will, the actions will be harmonious, however unlike they seem. These varieties are lost sight of at a little distance, at a little height of thought. One tendency unites them all. The voyage of the best ship is a zigzag line of a hundred tacks. See the line from a sufficient distance, and it straightens itself to the average tendency.
Times like this it did seem real i was leaving, and even more that my family, and this life, would go on without me. And again i felt that emptiness rise up, but pushed it away. Still, i lingered there, in the doorway, memorizing the noise. The moment. Tucking it away out of sight, to be remembered when i needed it most.
Learn to recognize the false dawn from the true; distinguish the color of the wine from the color of the cup. Then it may be that patience and time may produce, out of the spectrum-viewing sight, true vision, and you will behold colors other than these mortal hues, you will see pearls instead of stones. Pearls, did i say? Nay more, you will become a sea, you will become a sun traveling the sky.