Tuesday, December 8, 2009


You can't put humility on like a cloak, can't choose it as a desired virtue: that's not humility; that's timidity. Humility is a gift only granted to those who have worked to achieve whatever they have imagined as the highest, and stumbled at last, on the threshold of the utmost limits of their ability and character.

Nemesis is the personification of that seductive force that fools us into crossing the threshold--to our own destruction, or paralyzes us with fear before we've reached it.  She is, of course, the ultimate trickster, blinding us to where those limits lie until it's too late.  

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