Monthly Archives: December 2015


The wise man was called Kias. He said that too many people go through life without pausing to enjoy what they have and he told me of a man who was given a clay jug by a friend. The friend said, “Examine it when you have the time.” But it was just a simple clay jug and the man put it aside and forged on with his life, spending his time acquiring riches. One day, when he was old, he took the jug and opened it. Within it was a huge diamond. Kias claimed that life was like that clay jug. Unless we examined it and understood it, we could not enjoy it.

Tenaka Khan, to Renya, The King Beyond The Gate