"If you see the teeth of the lion, do not think that the lion is smiling at you."
To this I would add, "If you stick you head in the mouth of the lion, do not think the lion is kissing you."
I am once again at the helm of the Night Ship, headed into the long channels of the Dark. If I reach the Morning Isles, I will say one prayer for you, one prayer for me, and one prayer for the sleep we've lost along the way.
Now take the wheel while I go below for coffee and self pity.