Blow, blow, thou winter wind

Blow, blow, thou winter wind Thou art not so unkind, As man’s ingratitude. — William Shakespeare One for my South African friends for whom Winter is Coming. Winter in SA appears not to bring too much snow. So this starkly beautiful image is from the Mátra mountains of Hungary instead. Image: By Susulyka (Own work) [GFDL or CC…

…never forget what you are

…never forget what you are, for surely the world will not. Make it your strength. Then it can never be your weakness. Armour yourself in it, and it will never be used to hurt you. — George R. R. Martin, A Game of Thrones.