Jane, The Ten Thousand Doors of January (Henceforth To Be Known as TTTDOJ)

“I knew enough of the language by then to understand what the husbands were telling me: the forest was no place for a creature like me. I was too small, too weak. I should stay in the village and raise babies and grind tisi-nuts into flour and be safe.” Another crooked smile. “But by then I was very good at running away. I stole a bow and three skins of water and made my way back to the ivory door.”

“But — “

“Why?” Jane rubbed her finger along the wood grain of the table. “Because I didn’t want to be safe, I suppose. I wanted to be dangerous, to find my own power and write it on the world.”

— p. 211, The Ten Thousand Doors of January

In response to which, self has only one thing to say: HELL TO THE YEAH.

Stay safe, dear blog readers. Stay safe.

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