Rise above everything

On Christmas morning I gave my wife her present. It was the new Phillip Pullman novel. https://www.amazon.com/Book-Dust-Belle-Sauvage/dp/0375815309 The people in the story live in a parallel universe. Much like ours but some things are strangely different. For instance, everyone has their own “Daemon” It’s an animal attached to them by a psychic and physical bond.…

How compromise happens…

A familiar thought process. We get invited to a fancy dress costume party. Immediately we think “Who can I go as? “What will be easy/ achievable” “Well I mean…I already have half the things I need including the Charlie Chaplin moustache and cane”… In the background a second voice whispers “Who would I LOVE to…