Sunday, February 8, 2009


Loyalty: that strange frame. A veto for compassion, for humility and grace. Not just devotion— loyalty means words of war. Allegiances honoured, betrayals avenged. As a concept, it is not trust; in fact exactly the opposite. It is obedience all too often, an adherence by the weaker-willed. It should not be duty. True loyalty is doing something right. Not petty levelling, not taking sides. True loyalty is the assurance that those around you know you live your life the way you would want it remembered. Loyalty is something only you, within yourself, can ever truly know.

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