Thursday, 21 December 2017
Kings Who Die
"'Clotho spins, Lachesis measures, Atropos cuts,' Heuradys said with a sigh. 'We don't choose our fate, only how we meet it.'"
-SM Stirling, Prince Of Outcasts (New York, 2017), Chapter Twenty, pp. 429-430.
I disagree with:
the King must die;
renewal by blood.
But I agree with:
accepting the inevitability of death;
savoring every moment;
choosing how we meet our fate.
Please read or reread the discussion here of Poul Anderson's "Kings Who Die."
This chapter by Stirling describes a sea food meal that I might (or might not) summarize!