Thank you for the kind welcome! Many blessings to you and yours.
“ So now you are putting down your warrior’s sword, so to speak, to take up the bardic sword of peace?”
Well, I’m trying. Perhaps, more accurately, I’m using the sword less on other people unless they really really deserve it. At the risk of sounding cliché, the aesthetic of the Far Eastern warrior monk interpreted in the Western context appeals to me.
I do seek to learn the way of peace and self-betterment from those further along the path than me. I appreciate the intellectual quality and empathy of the posts I’ve read so far, and I’ll endeavour to contribute to the high tone of discourse expected.