Elves seldom give unguarded advice, for advice is a dangerous gift, even from the wise to the wise, and all courses may run ill.
[I don’t know whether to slap you, kiss you, or salute you. I told these scallywags you was okay.] And they didn’t listen? [Naw, these salty bastards, they wanted to go on a suicide run to drag your ass back.] Is that right? [Yeah, I told ‘em don’t bother.] Never did like this company none.
(L-R) Major Richard Winters, Lewis Nixon, Harry Welsh, and two other battalion staff members, celebrating “VE-Day” in Berchtesgaden, Germany.
Image credit: from Maj. Richard Winters personal collection.
♔ What little girl does not dream of growing up as a princess? But some palaces are not at all what you would think. Even a palace can be a prison.
Even as he took her hand and kissed it, he fell into sleep. A great beauty was revealed in him, so that all who after came there looked on him in wonder; for they saw that the grace of his youth, and the valour of his manhood, and the wisdom and majesty of his age were blended together. And long there he lay, an image of the splendour of the Kings of Men in glory undimmed before the breaking of the world.
“I wish I could tell you how lonely I am. How cold and harsh it is here. Everywhere there is conflict and unkindness. I think God has forsaken this place. I believe I have seen hell and it’s white, it’s snow-white.”