Reality can be thrilling. It has that dangerous edge of cause, effect, and consequences. It also has the balm and bandage of second chances and new beginnings.
“Confine yourself to observing and you always miss the point of your life. The object can be stated this way: Live the best life you can. Life is a game whose rules you learn if you leap into it and play it to the hilt. Otherwise, you are caught off balance, continually surprised by the shifting play. Non-players often whine and complain that luck always passes them by. They refuse to see that they can create some of their own luck.”
– Frank Herbert (Chapterhouse: Dune)