After all this time, surrounded by darkness, there are still flashes of light, tiny beacons that shine out, calling to us. It’s not enough to light the way ahead, but it’s enough to keep going. Keep trying. Keep fighting. Keep dreaming.
I’ve done things to protect this place. Some things I’m not proud of. Some I try to forget. To save my people, I’ve had to risk others. It hasn’t been easy, but it’s what I had to do. And I’ve made my peace with that. Might be easier if the only life I had to risk was my own. If I could just walk away and take all the risk with me, if that somehow could make everyone else safe, that wouldn’t be so hard.[to Lydia]
When you start negotiating with a bully, there may be no end to how much they try to take. Some bullies, you can live with. Others, you gotta fight.