Sometimes the meaning is hard to see, but this time I believe it is clear.
“I am not a serving-woman. I can ride and wield blade, and I do not fear either pain or death. But I do fear to stay behind bars, until use and old age accept them, and all chance of doing great deeds is gone beyond recall or desire.”
H I C S U N T D R A C O N E S | (cover art by Val) ; over four hours of epic music to accompany you as you read or write that beloved fantasy novel… for each hero(ine) must embark on their own quest to new realms in order to discover who they truly are…“Long ago I yearned to be a hero without knowing, in truth, what a hero was. Now, perhaps, I understand it a little better. A grower of turnips or a shaper of clay, a Commot farmer or a king - every person is a hero if they strive more for others than for themselves alone.
Once you told me that the seeking counts more than the finding. So, too, must the striving count more than the gain.”…”