I'm just confused. I can't read your signals. One moment you're hot, the next you're cold. You tell me you want me, you tell me you don't. If you picked one, that'd be fine, but you keep making me think one thing and then you end up going in a completely different direction. Not just nowall the time.
Mother.' Alecs voice as he interrupted his mother was firm, implacable, and notunkind. 'Father. There's something I have to tell you.' He smiled at them. 'I'm seeing someone.'Robert Lightwood looked at his son with some exasperation. 'Alec,' he said.'This is hardly the time.''Yes, it is. This is important. You see, I'm not just seeing anyone.' Wordsseemed to be pouring out of Alec in a torrent, while his parents looked on inconfusion. Isabelle and Magnus we're staring at him with expressions of nearly identical astonishment. 'I'm seeing a Downworlder. In fact, I'm seeing a war'Magnuss fingers moved, quick as a flash of light, in Alecs direction. There was a faint shimmer in the air around Alec his eyes rolled up and he dropped to the floor, felled like a tree.
The great body of our citizens shoot less as times goes on. We should encourage rifle practice among schoolboys, and indeed among all classes, as we'll as in the military services by every means in our power. Thus, and not otherwise, may we be able to assist in preserving peace in the world... The first step in the direction of preparation to avert war if possible, and to be fit for war if it should come is to teach men to shoot
The power of resistance is to set an example: not necessarily to change the person with whom you disagree, but to empower the one who is watching and whose growth is not yet completed, whose path is not at all clear, whose direction is still very much up in the proverbial air.