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The fabric of our lives…

In Orson Scott Card’s XENOCIDE, Wang-Mu says, “The future is a hundred thousand threads, but the past is a fabric that can never be rewoven…”

I have never heard it expressed so perfectly. Perhaps wisdom is the art of learning from that fabric and then weaving with better threads going forward, as best and imperfectly as you can…

Does that make sense? Have I spotted a treasure among our literary gems, or have I deluded myself?

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