That was the moment, the pivot point. Stark and utter clarity, into the actual life representation I was. Well, I wasn’t particularly pleased. You see, I never realized that I grew the person I was. The characteristics, the poise, the adventure, the… all of it. I had given that away, piece by piece throughout a life. It’s the king, the boss, my teacher, the weather, my feet, I’m tired, angry. Everywhere but at my own feet did I place the production of my life.
It was like I woke up.
I opened my eyes and could see for the first time clearly.
My life was never the same. That was when I began, the first step, after thirty years I took the first real steps in my life.
I had found the secret, that I grew myself. Once I did that, I never turned back. Life grew before me, and what was behind, that was the very ground I walked from.’
-From the Annals of Lament
North Watchman of Rangforne Mountains