A tempest is rising and better the devil you know. When the storm breaks, as is nature’s way, it is always best if you can see the horizon before the cresting waves.
Reveal not every secret you have to a friend, for how can you tell but that friend may hereafter become an enemy. And bring not all mischief you are able to upon an enemy, for he may one day become your friend.
An apt quote to sum up a simple philosophy: bring no harm to others and have others bring you no harm. That does not mean to simply let the storm wash you away in its bellowing winds, but more along the lines of securing the homefront and preparing for what could be an unwarranted, but long expected onslaught.
If the foundation is solid then the future is assured, and the strength of the community will bare witness to the storms and weather whatever they bring.
I say, Storm On Tempest! Then back to your teapot where you belong.
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