“You thought, as a boy, that a mage is one who can do anything. So I thought, once. So did we all. And the truth is that as a man’s real power grows and his knowledge widens, ever the way he can follow grows narrower: until at least he chooses nothing, but does only and wholly what he *must do*. . . .”
- Ursula Le Guin, from A Wizard of Earthsea.
And in the spirit of ruining the mood created by such a fine quote comes the following discovery by Josh: