Roans

Every pain is answered by an equivalent joy. Every joy is answered by an equivalent pain. This is called the metabolism of things.

The exertion of power creates weakness. The expression of weakness creates power. This is called the preservation of things.

Words obscure meaning. Meaning is a word.

Openness increases fear in the short term to reduce it in the long run. Closedness increases fear in the long run to reduce it in the short term. This is called the facing of facts.

Steering into the skid is harder in practice than in theory, but only until you have started to steer. This is called the initiation of things.

Forgetting is feared by those who fear death. Remembering is feared by those who wish death. This is called the perilous attraction of magic.

Everyone surprises you when you say you are going away. The nature of the surprise depends on expectations.

The use of a story when a metaphor might do. The use of a metaphor when a word would do. The use of a word when silence is all that’s needed. Language is the number one barrier to communication.