Ricochet is the best place on the internet to discuss the issues of the day, either through commenting on posts or writing your own for our active and dynamic community in a fully moderated environment. In addition, the Ricochet Audio Network offers over 50 original podcasts with new episodes released every day.
‘All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure.’ – Mark Twain.
‘Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt.’ – William Shakespeare.
‘Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.’ – Andre Gide.
‘It’s useful to go out of this world and see it from the perspective of another one.’ – Terry Pratchett.
‘Be content to seem what you really are.’ – Marcus Aurelius.
You could take the opening quotation of this quintet as being at least ironical, but you could also take it another way: that lying in plain sight is, to borrow another line from Terry Pratchett, the key, that ‘no one ever told me it was hard’ and also to have a little trust and faith in yourself. To have the courage, so to speak, ‘to lose sight of the shore’.
We could do worse than that, sometimes. And, what if – what if the twain should meet? What might happen then?
I’m not really sure, but I get the feeling it might be interesting.Published in