55 Of 365 (366) For 2012

[ All credit to Kimberly Anderson a.k.a. kimberly-jane, whose lovely picture may be found here. ]

“Once committed to fight, cut.

Everything else is secondary.


That is your duty, your purpose, your hunger.

There is no rule more important, no commitment that overrides that one.


Cut from the void, not from bewilderment.

Cut the enemy as quickly and directly as possible.

Cut decisively, resolutely.

Cut into the enemy’s strength.

Flow through the gaps in his guard.

Cut him.

Cut him down utterly.

Don’t allow him a breath.

Crush him.

Cut him without mercy to the depths of his spirit.”

[ Terry GoodkindThe Sword of TruthFaith of the Fallen ]