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“I always took it that my parents were not interested. Sometimes I thought they were afraid. But really, you at least have to be interested to know what to be afraid about.”

Yargo to Styptica

“The description of ‘quiet’ creates more problems than it solves. I think it just became an automatic dismissal. Anyway, anyone would be quiet on the outside if their inner thoughts were as loud as mine.”

Yargo to Styptica

“I was always puzzled by their blamefulness, which is like a desperate need to always be blaming someone for everything. Took me a long time to realise that ‘blame’  as something in itself is not what it’s about.”

“What is it then?”

“It’s that feeling again, that’s why I couldn’t see it. There always seems to be this need for feeling vindicated – so they can say, sort of, ‘I told you so.’ But I don’t know why they were always desperate to feel that. What is it they’re missing, that dwelling in another’s misfortune is so valuable to them? I see it so clearly now that it is the first candidate for consideration whenever they say anything. You know? How are they trying to use me to feed their pain – THIS TIME?”

Yargo with ConSaught

Unnoticed when ordinarily stepping through the world, should you stumble and continue to fall, you might have cause to re-consider your loyalties when you’ve become an opportunity for the competitors around you.

Arkay InLine