From “The Kings Mirror” (Viking - re trips to America):
**"If you wish to know what men seek in that land, why men journey thither in so great peril of their lives, it is the threefold nature of man that draws him…
- One part thereof is is the spirit of rivalry and the desire for fame, for it is man’s nature to go where there is liklihood of great danger, and to make himself famous thereby.
- Another part is the desire for knowledge, for it is man’s nature to wish to know and see those parts of which he had heard.
- The third part is the desire for gain, for men seek after riches in every place where they learn that profit is to be had, even though there is great danger in it."
However stardust - I will hold to my characterization of Greta as warrior - my highest compliment. Greta’s words hint at this strength of spirit - her actions confirm. I think of the Celtic leader Boadicea, or the Apache female warrior Lozen - and I see the likeness.
Since we are permitted to romanticize at this early stage, the Druid Merlin might have a say:
"You cannot know a venture from its beginning. Greatness is born little. Do not dishonor your feast by ignoring what comes to it. Such is the Law of Quest"
- From John Steinbeck’s “The Acts of King Arthur and his Noble Knights”
It is also in our nature to select a representative who embodies and carries our collective desires and aspirations - to raise them up on a pedestal. A blessing and a curse both - but I did not invent this way of the world - it is just the way it has always been.